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Do some words matter more or the frequency fallacy?

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Leo Selivan looks at the importance of collocation in vocabulary teaching.

Leo Selivan
10 April, 2018 - 12:40 Europe/London
30 minutes

About the talk

Much research on second language vocabulary acquisition has pointed out that high-frequency vocabulary should be given priority in the classroom. However, by their very nature, highly frequent  words carry multiple meanings, some more common than others. This talk focuses on the importance of collocation when selecting vocabulary for teaching and discusses whether corpus frequency should always dictate the syllabus.