Norbert Schmitt

List of John Benjamins publications for which Norbert Schmitt plays a role.


Subjects Language acquisition | Language teaching


Many scholars believe that collocations are difficult to learn and use by L2 learners. However, some research suggests that learners often know more collocations than commonly thought. This study tested 108 Spanish learners of English to measure their productive knowledge of 50 collocations, which… read more
In most tests of vocabulary size, knowledge is assessed through multiple-choice formats. Despite advantages such as ease of scoring, multiple-choice tests (MCT) are accompanied with problems. One of the more central issues has to do with guessing and the presence of other construct-irrelevant… read more
Schmitt, Norbert and Stephen Redwood 2011 Learner knowledge of phrasal verbs: A corpus-informed studyA Taste for Corpora: In honour of Sylviane Granger, Meunier, Fanny, Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin and Magali Paquot (eds.), pp. 173–208 | Article
This study analyses whether a group of learners’ productive and receptive knowledge of some of the most common phrasal verbs (PVs) is related to the frequency of those PVs. Secondly, we look at factors which may have affected the learners’ PV knowledge. The learners completed two tests (productive,… read more
Adolphs, Svenja and Norbert Schmitt 2004 3. Vocabulary coverage according to spoken discourse contextVocabulary in a Second Language: Selection, acquisition, and testing, Bogaards, Paul and Batia Laufer (eds.), pp. 39–49 | Chapter
Schmitt, Norbert and Geoffrey Underwood 2004 Exploring the processing of formulaic sequences through a self-paced reading taskFormulaic Sequences: Acquisition, processing and use, Schmitt, Norbert (ed.), pp. 173–189 | Article
Schmitt, Norbert and Ronald Carter 2004 Formulaic sequences in action: An introductionFormulaic Sequences: Acquisition, processing and use, Schmitt, Norbert (ed.), pp. 1–22 | Article
Schmitt, Norbert, Sarah Grandage and Svenja Adolphs 2004 Are corpus-derived recurrent clusters psycholinguistically valid?Formulaic Sequences: Acquisition, processing and use, Schmitt, Norbert (ed.), pp. 127–151 | Article
Schmitt, Norbert, Zoltán Dörnyei, Svenja Adolphs and Valerie Durow 2004 Knowledge and acquisition of formulaic sequences: A longitudinal studyFormulaic Sequences: Acquisition, processing and use, Schmitt, Norbert (ed.), pp. 55–86 | Article
Underwood, Geoffrey, Norbert Schmitt and Adam Galpin 2004 The eyes have it: An eye-movement study into the processing of formulaic sequencesFormulaic Sequences: Acquisition, processing and use, Schmitt, Norbert (ed.), pp. 153–172 | Article