Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/21669
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Academic vocabulary
Lexicogrammar
Wordlists
Pattern grammar
Construction grammar
Corpus linguistics
Issue Date: 
2019
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Green, C. (2019). Enriching the academic wordlist and Secondary Vocabulary Lists with lexicogrammar: Toward a pattern grammar of academic vocabulary. System, 87, Article 102158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.102158
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https://doi.org/10.25340/R4/5ROR7L
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The interaction between lexis and grammatical patterns has been known in the literature as lexicogrammar, and research in this area has suggested that learning vocabulary necessitates learning accompanying grammatical patterns. Existing academic wordlists, focusing on isolated vocabulary items out of grammatical context, thus could be enriched with their target vocabulary’s common grammatical patterns. This paper therefore describes the lexicogrammar of academic vocabulary on the widely used Academic Word List and recently published Secondary Vocabulary Lists. From a corpus of secondary school reading material, it extracts the grammatical patterns frequently associated with academic vocabulary. Drawing on frameworks such as Pattern Grammar and Construction Grammar, and using methods such as colligation and collexeme analysis, this study describes the subset of academic vocabulary associated with particular grammatical patterns. Furthermore, the results of this study are developed into a pedagogical resource that lists the vocabulary and grammar interactions, along with authentic examples of the interaction from the corpus and relevant statistical information. The paper offers specific pedagogical uses of how the resource, named the Lexicogrammar of Academic Vocabulary lists (LAV lists), can be used for developing the breadth and depth of academic vocabulary knowledge in students.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in System. The published version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.102158
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0346-251X
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