Corpus-Based English Vocabulary Acquisition Research: A Case Study of University Students

Authors

  • Xuan Li
  • Luyun Liu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54691/e2wx0258

Keywords:

Corpus-Based, English Vocabulary, A Case Study of University Students.

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of corpus-based methods on English vocabulary acquisition among university students. Utilizing a specialized corpus reflective of the university lexicon, the research employs pre- and post-test evaluations alongside qualitative feedback to assess the effectiveness of corpus engagement in vocabulary learning. The study's findings indicate that students exposed to corpus-based activities exhibit significant improvements in their command of university terminology. The enhanced performance is evident in their ability to recognize and use relevant vocabulary in context. Additionally, student feedback suggests a preference for corpus-based learning over traditional methods, highlighting its potential for more engaging and effective language education. This research underscores the value of integrating corpus analysis into teaching practices to meet the linguistic needs of university learners and enhance their professional communication skills.

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Published

2023-12-21

How to Cite

Li, X., & Liu, L. (2023). Corpus-Based English Vocabulary Acquisition Research: A Case Study of University Students. BCP Education & Psychology, 11, 134-139. https://doi.org/10.54691/e2wx0258