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Academic Vocabulary & Register

  1. 1. Academic  Vocabulary  &  Register  Alannah FitzgeraldClare Carr AWL Words (academic): 10.53%Jeff Davidson
  2. 2. Bri6sh  Academic  Wri9en  English   (BAWE)  •  Genres  of  assessed  wri-ng  in  Bri-sh  Higher   Educa-on  from  2004  –  2007   –  Thirty-­‐five  disciplines  are  represented  •  2761  pieces  of  proficient  assessed  student   wri-ng   –  From  500  to  5000  words  •  Arts  and  Humani-es,  Social  Sciences,  Life   Sciences  and  Physical  Sciences   –  undergraduate  and  taught  masters  level  
  3. 3. FLAX  Flexible  Language  Acquisi6on   library  
  4. 4. BAWE  
  5. 5. FLAX  –  Learning  Colloca6ons   (BNC,  BAWE,  Wikipedia)  
  6. 6. Cherry  picking  phrases  Brainstorm  keywords  from  your  subject  area  and  fill  your   cherry  basket!  
  7. 7. What  about  your  wri6ng?  
  8. 8. The  Academic  Word  List  •  Based  on  a  broad  Academic  Corpus  •  Contains  570  word  families  •  AWL  families  had  to  occur  in  the  Arts,   Commerce,  Law  and  Science  faculty  sec-ons   of  the  Academic  Corpus  •  AWL  families  occurred  over  100  -mes  in  the   3,500,000  word  Academic  Corpus  •  AWL  families  occurred  a  minimum  of  10  -mes   in  each  faculty  of  the  Academic  Corpus  
  9. 9. AWL  sublists  06/03/2012   http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/sublists.aspx 9  
  10. 10. Lextutor     http://www.lextutor.ca06/03/2012   10  
  11. 11. Web  Colloca6ons  OER   hVp://www.lextutor.ca/vp/      hVp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyZgZhHMovI     11  
  12. 12. AWL  –  published  sample  
  13. 13. AWL  –  student  sample  
  14. 14. Student  abstract  –  AWL  =  6.63%  Every  country  wants  to  become  a  superpower  in  economics  or  poli-cs.  Now,  America  is  the  superpower  over  all  of  the  world,  making  rules  and  games  that  other  countries  usually  have  to  follow  due  to  the  decision  from  America.  However,  who  will  be  the  next  economic  superpower  in  the  world  that  can  order  another  country?  Maybe  China  or  India  will  be  the  next  economic  star.  This  ar-cle  will  display…  
  15. 15. VocabProfile  check  –  AWL  =  7.88%  Every  country  would  like  to  establish  themselves  as  a  dominant  superpower  in  the  area  of  economics  or  poli-cs.  Now,  America  is  the  superpower  over  all  of  the  world,  making  rules  and  games  that  other  countries  usually  have  to  follow  due  to  the  decision  from  America.  However,  who  will  be  the  next  economic  superpower  in  the  world  that  can  order  another  country?    
  16. 16. VocabProfile  edit  &  check   RE-­‐VP  
  17. 17. AWL  Headwords  http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/awl-headwords#r
  18. 18. Every  country  would  like  to  establish  themselves  as  a  dominant  superpower  in  the  area  of  economics  or  poli-cs.  America’s  superpower  status  can  be  felt  throughout  the  globe  and  countries  overseas  are  required  to  adapt  to  American-­‐style  legisla-on  that  has  been  imposed  as  a  result  of  foreign  policy  decisions  made  in  America.  Nevertheless,  predic-ons  about  America’s  imminent  global  decline  are  evident  and  the  ques-on  remains  as  to  which  country  will  become  the  next  economic  superpower?    
  19. 19. VocabProfile  check  AWL  =  25.33%  
  20. 20. AWL  resources  06/03/2012   http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/links.aspx 22  
  21. 21. www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd    

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