A new venture in corpus-based lexicography: towards a dictionary of academic English

Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Iztok Kosem

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Abstract

This paper asserts the increasing importance of academic English in an increasingly Anglophone world, and looks at the differences between academic English and general English, especially in terms of vocabulary. The creation of wordlists has played an important role in trying to establish the academic English lexicon, but these wordlists are not based on appropriate data, or are implemented inappropriately. There is as yet no adequate dictionary of academic English, and this paper reports on new efforts at Aston University to create a suitable corpus on which such a dictionary could be based.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCorpus Linguistics Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • academic English
  • Anglophone world
  • general English
  • vocabulary
  • wordlists
  • academic English lexicon

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