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2009: 192). These words may be used differently in academic discourse. For example, Partington (1998: 98) has shown that a claim in academic or argumentative texts is not the same as in news reporting or a legal report. g. adult, drama, sex, tape) (Paquot, 2007a). Hanciog˘lu et al. , 2008: 462). : 463). Originating from research on vocabulary needs for reading comprehension and text coverage, the division between core words and academic words is very practical for assessing text difficulty and targeting words that are worthy of explanation when reading an academic text in the classroom.

2, two corpora were compiled from the MC and the B-BNC: a corpus of professional ‘soft science’ (ProfSS) and a corpus of professional ‘hard science’ (ProfHS). Two corpora of student writing were also used: part of the Louvain Corpus of Native Speaker Essays (LOCNESS) and a selection of texts from the British Academic Written English (BAWE) Pilot Corpus. Together they constitute the Student Writing Corpus. LOCNESS totals 323,304 words and consists of argumentative and literary essays written by British A-level students (60,209 words), British university students (95,695 words) and American university students (168,400 words) (see Granger, 1996a; 1998a for further details).

5 million words. The Academic Corpus includes journal articles, chapters from university textbooks and laboratory manuals. It is divided into four sub-corpora of approximately 875,000 words representing broad academic disciplines: arts, commerce, law and science. 1. 1 Academic Vocabulary in Learner Writing Composition of the Academic Corpus (Coxhead 2000: 220) Running words Texts Subject areas Arts 883,214 122 education; history; psychology; politics; psychology; sociology Commerce 879,547 107 accounting; economics; finance; industrial relations; management; marketing; public policy Law 874,723 72 constitutional law; criminal law; family law and medico-legal; international law; pure commercial law; quasi-commercial law; rights and remedies Science 875,846 113 biology; chemistry; computer science; geography; geology; mathematics; physics 3,513,330 414 Total Like the General Service List, the Academic Word List is made up of word families.

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