A Swedish Academic Word List: Methods and Data

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AuthorHakan Jansson, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis, Judy Ribeck, Emma Sköldberg,
TitleA Swedish Academic Word List: Methods and Data
AbstractAcademic language often presents a challenge to students, both language learners and native speakers. Therefore there is a need for educational language tools such as academic vocabulary resources. To date, resources developed have mainly focussed on learners of English; similar support is not yet available for Swedish. This paper reports on three different approaches to compiling a corpus of authentic academic text material used in academic settings. The purpose is to compose an empirical basis for the construction of a Swedish academic word list which can be used in language teaching. Because we have chosen to follow the method used for the creation of The Academic Word List (Coxhead 2000), the corpus content is crucial to the final content of our word list.
KeywordsSwedish language, language learning and teaching, academic vocabulary, corpus-based dictionary, corpus compilation.
author = {Hakan Jansson and Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis and Judy Ribeck and Emma Sköldberg and},
title = {A Swedish Academic Word List: Methods and Data},
pages = {955--960},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},