English for Academic Purposes: Materials

Vocabulary

Introduction

Here are some materials that deal with aspects of vocabulary that you might find useful.

Topics

Vocabulary meaning and form

Which words

Vocabulary building

Vocabulary learning

Materials

Vocabulary meaning and form

  • Abbreviations

    Bailey (2011, pp. 175-178)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 34-35)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 20-21)

  • Pronunciation

    MacKenzie (2006, pp. 112-113)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 36-37)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. 135)
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 13-14)

  • Spelling

    Jordan (1980, pp. 115-119)

  • Grammatical patterns

    Campbell (2007, pp. 40-51, 65-70, 85-89. 106-112, 128-135, 151-158)
    Grammar patterns 1: Verbs (1996)
    Grammar patterns 2: Nouns and adjectives (1998)
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 31,

  • Word classes

    Campbell (2007, pp. 17-22, 58-59, 78, 98-99, 119-120, 143)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 10-11)

  • Collocations

    Campbell (2007, pp. 32-39, 63-65, 82-84, 102-106, 124-127, 147-151)
    Esteras & Fabre (2007, pp. 82-83)
    Hill & Lewis (1997)
    Huntley (2006, pp. 7, 18, 28, 40, 51, 60, 72, 85, 97, 105, 113, 127, 138, 150, 158, 168, 181, 192, 207, 216)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 12-13)
    Oxford collocations dictionary for students of English (2002)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp.8-10, 18-19, 29, 43-44, 52-53, 63, 76-77, 86-87, 97-98, 110-111, 119-121, 130, 144-145, 153-155, 164, 177-178, 185-187, 196, 208-209, 218-219, 228-229)
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 6, 19, 29)

  • Register

    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 192-195)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 16-17)
    Thomas (1986, pp. 82-86)

  • Meaning

    Campbell (2007, pp. 54-58, 74-77, 93-97, 115-118, 138-142)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. 5-6, 14-16, 25-28,40-41, 49-50, 59-62, 73-74, 82-84, 93-96, 107-108, 116-118, 126-128, 141-144, 150-152, 160-163, 174-175, 182-184, 192-196, 205-206, 214-216, 225-227)
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 6-7, 12-13, 19-21, 32-33, 42-43, 52-53, 62-63, 70-73)
    Zwier (2002)

  • Connotations

    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 18-19)
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 50)

Which words

  • Academic Word List

    Campbell (2007, pp. 53-172)
    Huntley (2006)
    Porter (2001)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005)

  • Subject specific vocabulary

    Brieger & Pohl (2002)
    Esteras & Fabre (2007)
    Glendinning & Howard (2007)
    Mascull (1996, 1997; 2002; 2004)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 32-219)
    MacKenzie (1995; 1997; 2006)
    Thomas (1986; 1989)

Vocabulary building

  • Using prefixes, suffixes and roots to produce words

    Bailey (2011, pp. 203-206)
    Burgmeier, Eldred & Zimmerman (1991, pp. 8, 35, 80)
    Campbell (2007, pp.25-27, 62-63, 81-82, 101-102, 123, 146-147)
    Esteras & Fabre (2007, pp. 76-79)
    Heaton & Dunmore (1992, pp. 15-21)
    Huntley (2006, pp. 8, 19, 29, 52, 61, 71, 86, 98, 105, 115, 128, 139, 150, 158, 170, 182, 193, 208, 217, 232-236)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 18-23)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 22-27)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. 33-34, 135, )
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 18-19, 28, 49-50, 59, 60)
    Thomas (1986, pp. 60-65)
    Thomas (1989, pp. 34-38)

  • Construction of compound nouns and adjectives

    Esteras & Fabre (2007, pp. 80-81)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 26-31)
    Thomas (1986, pp. 66-81)
    Thomas (1989, pp. 38-39)

  • Changing word forms (nouns to verbs etc),

    Bailey (2011, pp. 179-182, 198-202)
    Campbell (2007, pp. 23, 27-28, )
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 11, 39, 59-60, 69, 78-79)
    Thomas (1989, pp. 29-33)

  • Word families (synonyms, antonyms, hyponyms, polysemes, etc)

    Bailey (2011, pp. 222-226)
    Burgmeier, Eldred & Zimmerman (1991, pp. 8-9, 11, 30, 32, 34, 55, 56, 78, 100, 126-128, 146)
    Campbell (2007, pp. 60-61, 79-80, 99-101, 120-122, 144-146)
    Huntley (2006, pp. 5, 17, 27, 39, 58, 71, 83, 96, 105, 112, 126, 137, 149, 167, 180, 191, 206, 215)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 20)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp.14-15)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. 6-8, 15-16, 16-18, 28-29, 41-42, 51-52, 62, 75-76, 85-86, 96-97, 109-110, 118-119, 129, 143-144, 152-153, 163, 175-176, 184-185, 195, 207-208, 217-218, 228)
    Sim & Laufer-Dvorkin (1984, pp. 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 18, 28, 39, 49, 68-69, 78)

Vocabulary learning

  • Strategies for learning

    Heaton & Dunmore (1992, pp. 14-21)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 4-5)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 6-7)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. 31-35, 65-68, 99-102, 133-136, 166-168, 198-200, 231-234)

  • Dictionary use

    Esteras & Fabre (2007, pp. 10-11)
    Heaton & Dunmore (1992, pp. 14-15)
    Huntley (2006, pp. 4, 16, 26, 38, 37, 70, 82, 95, 111, 125, 136, 148, 166, 179, 190, 205, 221)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 12-13)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2002, pp. 10-11)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. 65-67, 99-101, 166-168, 198-199, 231-232)
    Thomas (1986, pp. 1-3)
    Thomas (1989, pp. 1-3)

  • Ways of dealing with meaning

    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 8-9)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. x-xii)

  • Recording new words

    Heaton & Dunmore (1992, p. 21)
    Huntley (2006, pp. 223-225)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 6-9)
    Schmitt & Schmitt (2005, pp. xii-xiii)

  • Remembering new words

    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 14-15)

  • Working out meaning of unknown words.

    Burgmeier, Eldred & Zimmerman (1991, pp. 7-8)
    Campbell (2007, pp. 9-22)
    Esteras & Fabre (2007, pp. 10-11)
    Huntley (2006, pp. 3, 14, 24, 35, 48, 55, 68, 80, 93, 102, 109, 122, 134, 146, 155, 163, 177, 188, 202, 213)
    McCarthy & O'Dell (2001, pp. 16-17)