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Introducing a Romanian Frequency List and the Romanian Vocabulary Levels Test

Szabo, Cz. (2015). Introducing a Romanian Frequency List and the Romanian Vocabulary Levels Test. In: Current Issues in Linguistic Variation: The 14th international conference of the Department of Linguistics, Vol. 2, University of Bucharest: Bucharest University Press, pp. 303–317.

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Abstract

Vocabulary is considered essential to language learning, thus English word lists and tests based on frequency information have become the centre of attention for researchers, teachers and learners alike. As a result, it is argued hereby that frequency based word lists and tests should be adapted and regarded as key elements for teaching and learning Romanian as an additional language as well.
Since there are currently no reliable frequency lists and lexical tests in Romanian, this paper aims to bridge this gap by introducing the first Romanian Word List and the Romanian Vocabulary Levels Test. The list contains the 10,000 most frequent Romanian words and is based on the Romanian Balanced Annotated Corpus (ROMBAC, Ion, Irimia, Ștefănescu, Tufiș 2012).
The primary objective of the paper is to elaborate on the compilation criteria, the challenges involved and the benefits of such a list in the case of teaching, learning and curriculum design for Romanian as an additional language. The secondary objective is to present a practical application of the word list by introducing an exemplary Romanian lexical test, the Romanian Vocabulary Levels Test and examine its reliability and validity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: vocabulary; teaching and testing Romanian as a second language; English and Romanian Vocabulary Tests; frequency list;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 45381
Depositing User: Csaba Z Szabo
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 15:23
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 19:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45381
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