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    NTLT 2012 - How technical vocabulary is used in vocational contexts NTLT 2012 - How technical vocabulary is used in vocational contexts Presentation Transcript

    • Technical Vocabulary in Vocational Contexts Emma McLaughlin
    • Focus Technical vocabulary Why vocabulary?Vocabulary demands of a text Vocabulary lists Glossaries
    • What is technical vocabulary? Words that don’t have exactsynonyms or different meanings in other contexts (Mudraya, 2006)Closely related to the topic and not likely to be known in generallanguage with the same meaning (Nation, 2001, 2003)
    • Why?Concepts and ideas Pre-teach Simplification
    • The Electronic Control Unit uses theinformation provided by the engine sensors to ensure that the engine is operated at its optimum settings to control the open period of the injectors, or ‘on time’, and the precise timing of the ignition, to give good fuel economy and reduced engine emissions. (Electrical and Communications, Protecting Electronics p.15 - 16)
    • The Electronic Control Unit uses theinformation provided by the engine sensors to ensure that the engine is operated at its optimum settings to control the open period of the injectors, or ‘on time’, and the precise timing of the ignition, to give good fuel economy and reduced engine emissions. (Vocational Tutor)
    • The Electronic Control Unit uses theinformation provided by the engine sensors to ensure that the engine is operated at its optimum settings to control the open period of the injectors, or ‘on time’, and the precise timing of the ignition, to give good fuel economy and reduced engine emissions. (ESOL Tutor)
    • The Electronic Control Unit uses theinformation provided by the engine sensors to ensure that the engine is operated at its optimum settings to control the open period of the injectors, or ‘on time’, and the precise timing of the ignition, to give good fuel economy and reduced engine emissions. (Learner)
    • The Electronic Control Unit uses theinformation provided by the engine sensors to ensure that the engine is operated at itsoptimum settings to control the open periodof the injectors, or ‘on time’, and the precise timing of the ignition, to give good fuel economy and reduced engine emissions. Source: Bauer and Nation: Vocabulary Profiler
    • Vocabulary on each list
    • exhaust ignitionelectronic
    • Ignition (31)electronic (14) exhaust (4)
    • • Air-over-hydraulic brakes: Brakes utilizing a hydraulic system assisted by an air pressure system. Air-over-hydraulic brakes: Brakes utilizing a hydraulic system assisted by an air pressure system.• Air-over-hydraulic brakes: Brakes using a hydraulic system helped by an air pressure system.
    • So what?• Foundation courses - help learners pathway onto vocational courses• ESOL learners - help learners pathway onto vocational courses• Tutors - vocabulary demands of a text• Tutors - words learners need to focus on
    • Where to from here?Develop vocabulary frequency lists for vocational courses.