Assessing vocabulary size through multiple-choice formats: issues with guessing and sampling rates
- H. Gyllstad, L. Vilkaite, N. Schmitt
- International Journal of Applied Linguistics
Using methods of statistical analysis, we investigate how semantic knowledge is acquired in English as a second language and evaluate the pace of development across a number of predicate types and content word combinations, as well as across the levels of language proficiency and native languages. Our exploratory study helps identify the most problematic areas for language learners with different backgrounds and at different stages of learning.