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ID 14394
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creator
Song, Fuyun
subject
Vocabulary knowledge
vocabulary tests
Japanese and Chinese university students
NDC
Education
abstract
This study investigates and compares 143 Japanese and 146 Chinese university students' perfor-mances in two English vocabulary tests, the Productive Levels Test (PLT) and the AcademicVocabulary Test (AVT). Two groups of students are in their sophomore year. In PLT, the correctresponses, and incorrect responses, which are classified into five types of errors that the students madewhen producing 18 tested words at the 2,000 word-level, are analyzed and compared. In AVT, using theVocabulary Knowledge Scale, the performances of the students for the 40 academic words in the twoacademic texts, derived from the Coxhead's 3.5 million words' corpus (1998), are measured and com-pared. The results found in PLT reveal that the productive vocabulary knowledge of the Japanese andChinese university students at the 2,000 word-level is not sufficient to confront the tasks required by theEnglish course for a university student. The results in AVT reflect that the academic vocabulary knowl-edge of the students is mainly maintained on the stage of recognizing the academic words, indicatingthat the students are defective at using and producing the academic words they have learned in theirEnglish writing. In AVT the performances of the Japanese and Chinese students in some of the wordsare found to have significant differences. The influential factors resulting in the differences between thetwo groups of students are discussed in the present paper.
journal title
Journal of International Development and Cooperation
volume
Volume 9
issue
Issue 1
start page
113
end page
127
date of issued
2002-09
publisher
広島大学国際協力研究科
issn
1341-0903
ncid
SelfDOI
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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