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Core Vocabulary

  1. Huw Bell

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0223

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Bell, H. 2012. Core Vocabulary. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


“Core vocabulary” as a term refers generally to those lexical items which are accepted as being central and indispensable to language use, and is therefore of obvious interest to second language learners and teachers.


  • esl/efl;
  • second language acquisition;
  • vocabulary