Generating the Specialized Engineering Word List for Students at Tertiary Level Education

Zuraina, Ali and Hafizoah, Kassim and Nurul Nadia, Mohammad and Rosnani, Ismail and Siti Norzaimalina, Abd Majid and Mohd Amir Izuddin, Mohamad Ghazali (2014) Generating the Specialized Engineering Word List for Students at Tertiary Level Education. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (24). pp. 353-358. ISSN 1991-8178. (Published)

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Research findings provide evidence that the use of word list may assist students in learning selected words which they may need to know for the purpose of reading and understanding a technical text. Objective: The objectives of the paper are to determine the specialised engineering word contained in the engineering textbooks as well as to identify the percentage of words contain in Specialised Engineering Word List (SEWL) as it is compared to AWL. Results: This study has found that there are 66 words in SEWL and less than 20% of the words listed in SEWL are available in AWL. Conclusion: The findings enhance our understanding that developing a specialised word list requires a systematic process. And the use of corpora instead of dictionary is more appropriate for researchers attempting to generate a word list.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Word list; Specialised engineering words; Dictionary; Corpus
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 07:51
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 03:49
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