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Lexical profiling: theory and practice

Chris Clack, Stuart Clayman, David Parrott
1995 Journal of functional programming  
We give a full implementation of the lexical profiling technique for a sequential, interpretive graph reduction engine, and extensions for compiled and parallel graph reduction are discussed.  ...  Lexical profiling complements implementation-specific profiling and is important because it provides a view of program activity which is largely independent of the underlying evaluation mechanism.  ...  We also thank Athena Systems Design Ltd. for their help with the parallel implementation of the profiler and Dennis Parrott for debugging the implementation and for proof-reading drafts of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0956796800001337 fatcat:wya2xue2rncendxidvclycpshy

A Dynamic Construal Approach to Lexical Transcategorial Shifts in Mandarin

Ting Yang
2020 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
From the dynamic construal view, Indo-European languages and Mandarin share analogous transcategorial shift processes.  ...  Instead of the static views, it holds that the categorization of word classes is dynamic and a cluster of factors affects the on-line categorizing process.  ...  Figure 4 : 4 Nominalizing Process and the shift of profile THEORY AND PRACTICE IN LANGUAGE STUDIES 581 ISSN 1799-2591 Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 576-583, May 2020 DOI  ... 
doi:10.17507/tpls.1005.11 fatcat:xnlwuehn35dfzngmhac5efo2ia

Conceptual Change in Language Teaching and Learning: Why and How Lexical Concepts Drive Meaning Construction Differently across Languages

Sebastian Feller
2013 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
On the basis of Evans' (e.g. 2006) Lexical Concepts and Cognitive Models Theory I explicate word meaning via socalled cognitive model profiles.  ...  I outline a method for language learners to construct cognitive model profiles from a word's co-textual environment explicating and contrasting lexico-semantic regularities and idiosyncrasies of translation  ...  In section 3 I first introduce Evans" (2006; ) Lexical Concepts and Cognitive Models Theory (LCCM), which I use to explicate word meaning via so-called cognitive model profiles.  ... 
doi:10.4304/tpls.3.10.1726-1736 fatcat:zpfbcfit4jbdjaxpoabqzqgb4i

Providing feedback on the lexical use of ESP students' academic presentations: teacher training considerations [chapter]

Alla Zareva
2019 ESP teaching and teacher education: current theories and practices  
lexical composition of ESP students' academic presentations.  ...  T his chapter offers a description of a methodology for providing training to pre-service English for Academic and Specific Purposes (EAP/ESP) teacher trainees in giving evidence-based feedback on the  ...  ) and the various dimensions of lexical complexity (lexical sophistication, diversity, and density) revealed that they all utilised the Vocab Profiler programme in their analysis.  ... 
doi:10.14705/rpnet.2019.33.926 fatcat:2eir4g5bfzgkpaz2nace2b2kge

Measuring the Lexical Richness of Productive Vocabulary in Iranian EFL University Students' Writing Performance

Nazli Azodi, Fatemeh Karimi, Ramin Vaezi
2014 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
The generated profiles matched with available vocabulary frequency lists.  ...  at BA level in semesters 2, 4, 6, and 8 at Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan branch, were analyzed by LFP (a tool to measure lexical richness in written texts).  ...  THEORY AND PRACTICE IN LANGUAGE STUDIES 1843 In table 5 the total number of types is presented as 858 word forms.  ... 
doi:10.4304/tpls.4.9.1837-1849 fatcat:bdr6xp4hsfhb5gqhsdbvacdabi

Study on Identification of Lexical Meaning in E-C Translation of English for Electric Power

Xue Jiang
2019 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Distinguishing the meaning of Electric Power English vocabulary is a crucial part in the translation practice of Electric Power English, which plays a vital role in ultimately understand and grasp the  ...  As one of the branch of English for Science and Technology, English for Electric Power bears the characteristic of professionalism in meaning and flexible in lexis.  ...  THEORY AND PRACTICE IN LANGUAGE STUDIES © 2019 ACADEMY PUBLICATION  ... 
doi:10.17507/tpls.0901.10 fatcat:luzlfxog2rbqpcmnvooyrjcqae

Lexical Frequency Profiles: A Monte Carlo Analysis

P. Meara
2005 Applied Linguistics  
This paper reports a set of Monte Carlo simulations designed to evaluate the main claims made by Laufer and Nation about the Lexical Frequency Profile (LFP).  ...  Laufer and Nation claim that the LFP is a sensitive and reliable tool for assessing productive vocabulary in L2 speakers, and they suggest it might have a serious role to play in diagnostic evaluations  ...  LEXICAL FREQUENCY PROFILES This paper is a critical analysis of the Lexical Frequency Profile (LFP) approach to estimating productive vocabulary size described in Laufer and Nation (1995) .  ... 
doi:10.1093/applin/amh037 fatcat:qm623cofuvhrjfib5cyp3o24da


Kazuya Saito, Stuart Webb, Pavel Trofimovich, Talia Isaacs
2015 Studies in Second Language Acquisition  
Subsequently, the samples were analyzed for 12 lexical variables targeting diverse domains of lexical usage (appropriateness, fluency, variation, sophistication, abstractness, and sense relations).  ...  These findings, which highlight complex associations between lexical variables and L2 comprehensibility, suggest that improving comprehensibility requires attention to multiple lexical domains of L2 performance  ...  However, scalar ratings of L2 speech are rare in vocabulary and grammar studies, where learners' oral production is mostly examined through lexical profiling and linguistic coding (e.g., VOCABULARY AND  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0272263115000297 fatcat:luk5mxsd6nfedkmc2axzoflx5i

Language learning and teaching – theory and practice

1992 Language Teaching  
Theory and principles 92-234 Celce-Murcia Marianne (U. of California, Los Angeles). Grammar pedagogy in second and foreign language teaching.  ...  Gaps include a neglect of cognitive and semantic aspects of texts as a whole, of their relationship to external factors, and of the part they play in externalising, internalising, verifying and storing  ...  B) and the Textbook Reading Profile.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s026144480000687x fatcat:vropdttrrrgkhomnssfa4hv3je

Language learning and teaching – theory and practice

1996 Language Teaching  
Theory and principles 96-136 Bushell, Anthony (U. of Wales, Bangor). Language learning and the 'weak' advanced student.  ...  The study proposes a new measure of lexical richness, the Lexical Frequency Profile, which looks at the proportion of high frequency general service and academic words in learners' writing.  ...  In this study, it was found that the Lexical Frequency Profile correlates well with an independent measure of vocabulary size.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0261444800008405 fatcat:uimmr5orvra4vdpya7yvinpan4

Language learning and teaching – theory and practice

1988 Language Teaching  
The theory and practice of communicative language teaching involves a shift from linguistics as a prime source of insight to language in use.  ...  lexical store.  ...  The results suggest the need for greater emphasis on vocabulary improvement and lexical selection.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s026144480000522x fatcat:o3dbccyfjzh6npe7fivep3ipsi

Language learning and teaching – theory and practice

1993 Language Teaching  
Theorie et pratique de I'enseignement primaire des langues vivantes. [Theory and practice of primary school modern language teaching.] Etudes de Linguistique Appliquee (Paris), 89 (1993) . 57-71.  ...  and programmes for bilingual education, especially from the United States and Canada, which are being offered to fill the gap in psycholinguistic theory in current 'bilingual' teaching practice in Germany  ...  language learning processes play and essential they are to it, from linguistic, metalinguistic speech are inextricably entwined and so the only and social viewpoints.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0261444800007394 fatcat:dypwhhgei5as7lxb7u7jeneh4y

Language learning and teaching – theory and practice

1991 Language Teaching  
Theory and principles 91-130 Bibeau, Gilles (U. of Montreal). Les contextes pedagogiques et politiques de I'enseignement-apprentissage des langues secondes.  ...  Teaching foreign language and culture: social impact and political significance.  ...  This conference was a principled, eclectic effort to deal with a practical problem, wherein a blended knowledge of linguistic and psychometric theory as well as considerable experience of practical testing  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0261444800006182 fatcat:z4tcdbixozfqjcfwjnwb7lcz4e

Language learning and teaching – theory and practice

1996 Language Teaching  
theory of language and mind.  ...  (U. of Texas, Austin) and Flanigan, Beverly Olson (Ohio U., Athens). Adding grammar in a communicatively based ESL program for children: theory in practice.  ...  Using examples of pragmatic failures in communicative language practice, it is proposed that pair-learning can stimulate cross-cultural awareness in an autonomous system of discovery.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0261444800000574 fatcat:c3uwixokgjd5ha4zvepcayle6e

Language learning and teaching–theory and practice

1987 Language Teaching  
The cognitive profiles of these two groups were very similar.  ...  Implications for educational practice and research are identified.  ...  Provided need to be used to enable the learner to use the the classroom situation is a normal (and not a language both communicatively and expressively, coercive) communicative situation, errors can be  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0261444800004377 fatcat:i3xpjqtq3zhsxggeut5x7krrbu
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