Vocabulary input through extensive reading: A comparison of words found in children's narrative and expository reading materials

  title={Vocabulary input through extensive reading: A comparison of words found in children's narrative and expository reading materials},
  author={Dee Gardner},
  journal={Applied Linguistics},
  • D. Gardner
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
The role of extensive reading in building vocabulary continues to receive considerable attention in first and second language research and pedagogy. This study analyses the lexical differences between narrative and expository reading materials used in upper-elementary education (10- and 11-year-old children), and explores how these differences could affect children's potential vocabulary acquisition through reading. Results of a computerized analysis of nearly 1.5 million word tokens reveals… 

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