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The nature of multi-word vocabulary among children with English as a first or additional language and its relationship with reading comprehension

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Vocabulary is well acknowledged as playing a critical role in language and reading development for young children, particularly for children learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) in school (Scarborough, 2001; Stahl & Nagy, 2005). However, most previous research on vocabulary has focused on measuring individual words and failed to examine knowledge of multi-word phrases, despite corpus evidence that these items are common in the English lexicon (Erman & Warren, 2000). ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Applied Linguistics
Oxford college:
Hertford College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:cf5d0b8b-c51a-41b9-a59a-2e7a176238fc
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ora:8876

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