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Lexical Diversity and Language Development Quantification and Assessment

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ISBN-10: 1403902321

ISBN-13: 9781403902320

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Malvern, Brian J. Richards, Ngoni Chipere, Pilar Dur�n

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List price: $89.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.60" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

DAVID D. MALVERN is Head of the Institute of Education at the University of Reading, UK. A mathematical scientist, he has been Research Officer at the Royal Society, Visiting Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at McGill University, and a European Union and British Council Consultant. BRIAN J. RICHARDS is Professor of Education at the University of Reading, UK. A former teacher of German and English, he obtained a doctorate in first language development from the University of Bristol and is also a member of the editorial team of the Journal of Child Language . NGONI CHIPERE is Lecturer in Language Arts at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. He has an MA in…    

DAVID D. MALVERN is Head of the Institute of Education at the University of Reading, UK. A mathematical scientist, he has been Research Officer at the Royal Society, Visiting Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at McGill University, and a European Union and British Council Consultant. BRIAN J. RICHARDS is Professor of Education at the University of Reading, UK. A former teacher of German and English, he obtained a doctorate in first language development from the University of Bristol and is also a member of the editorial team of the Journal of Child Language . NGONI CHIPERE is Lecturer in Language Arts at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. He has an MA in…    

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Measuring Lexical Diversity
Introduction
Some Approaches to Measuring Lexical Diversity
A Mathematical Model of Lexical Diversity
Validation of the Model Through its Application to Language Corpora
Early Child Language
The New England Corpus Early Child Language
The Bristol Corpus Lexical Diversity and the Investigation of Accommodation in Foreign Language
Proficiency Interviews
A New Measure of Inflectional Diversity and its Application to English and Spanish Date Sets
Different Word Categories and Their Diversity: Type-Type Versus Type-Token
Comparing the Diversity of Lexical Categories
The Type/Type Ratio and Related Measures Lexical Diversity and Lexical Sophistication in First Language Writing
Conclusion
Overview and Conclusions Notes Glossary of Technical
Terms and Acronyms
Appendices
Index