Lexical Frequency Profiles
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Laufer, B. 2012. Lexical Frequency Profiles. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
How do we know that people use rich and sophisticated vocabulary in their writing? Laufer and Nation (1995) proposed that the vocabulary richness of a text could be measured by a quantitative index called the lexical frequency profile (LFP) which uses the proportion of frequent versus nonfrequent vocabulary in the text.
- research methods in applied linguistics;
- second language acquisition;