Publication details [#58747]

Zhang, Xian and Xiaofei Lu. 2014. A Longitudinal Study of Receptive Vocabulary Breadth Knowledge Growth and Vocabulary Fluency Development. Applied Linguistics 35 (3) : 283–304.
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Oxford University Press


This study points to a considerable impact of frequency level on vocabulary breadth knowledge growth rate and on vocabulary fluency development and to a weak link between vocabulary breadth knowledge and vocabulary fluency, which is influenced by frequency level. Results also state that vocabulary fluency development falls behind vocabulary breadth knowledge growth.