Dr Clarence Green and Dr James Lambert Publish in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes
Dr Clarence Green Dr James Lambert
Monday, 03 September 2018
Dr Clarence Green and Dr James Lambert from NIE’s English Language and Literature Academic Group published a paper titled “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects” in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes. The paper is derived from OER Project “Improving Disciplinary Literacy by Developing Vocabulary and Grammatical Profiles”.
The paper focused on how pre-tertiary level students might be assisted to develop their disciplinary literacy and how academic English varies across disciplines.
While English for Academic Purposes (EAP) research has developed advanced methods for producing corpus-informed vocabulary resources, these have yet to be fully leveraged to promote disciplinary literacy within the secondary school context. The current research contributes a series of discipline-specific wordlists for secondary school education, the Secondary School Vocabulary Lists (SVL), covering eight core subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geology, History, Mathematics, and Physics.
The SVL thus provides secondary education teachers with an unprecedented set of resources covering key vocabulary for the eight core disciplines informed by innovative EAP corpus methods.