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Vocabulary recycling in children's authentic reading materials: A corpus-based investigation of narrow reading

  title={Vocabulary recycling in children's authentic reading materials: A corpus-based investigation of narrow reading},
  author={Dee Gardner},
  journal={Reading in a foreign language},
  • D. Gardner
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Psychology
  • Reading in a foreign language
Fourteen collections of children’s reading materials were used to investigate the claim that collections of authentic texts with a common theme, or written by one author, afford readers with more repeated exposures to new words than unrelated materials. The collections, distinguished by relative thematic tightness, authorship (1 vs. 4 authors), and register (narrative vs. expository), were analyzed to determine how often, and under what conditions, specialized vocabulary recycles within the… Expand

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