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Measures of Lexical Richness

  1. David Malvern,
  2. Brian Richards

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0755

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Malvern, D. and Richards, B. 2012. Measures of Lexical Richness. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Lexical richness is about the quality of vocabulary in a language sample. For some, this is equated with the variety of lexis, while for others it is a multidimensional concept.


  • assessment methods in applied linguistics;
  • computational linguistics;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • vocabulary