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How to produce vocabulary lists? Issues of definition, selection and pedagogical aims: A response to Gabriele Stein

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/10/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Linguistics
Issue number5
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)764-767
Early online date25/07/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This short contribution is a response to Stein's critical review of the New General Service List; it reviews Stein's argument and replies to the main points raised in her paper. We identify and discuss three fundamental principles of wordlist creation. In particular, we focus on defining and operationalising the vocabulary construct and the pedagogical potential of wordlists. Our contribution seeks to open a broader discussion about the principles of building wordlists for applied linguistic research and pedagogical purposes. Finally, we offer simple guidelines for vocabulary list creation and use.

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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Applied Linguistics following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Vaclav Brezina, Dana Gablasova; How to Produce Vocabulary Lists? Issues of Definition, Selection and Pedagogical Aims. A Response to Gabriele Stein, Applied Linguistics, Volume 38, Issue 5, 1 October 2017, Pages 764–767, https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amx022 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/applij/article/38/5/764/4036261