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Exploring fundamental engineering word list for engineering students: a literature review

Shamsudin, S. and Husin, N. and Abd. Manan, A. (2013) Exploring fundamental engineering word list for engineering students: a literature review. In: Akdeniz Language Studies Conference.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.187


Corpora have been proven to be useful in investigating language learning issues. It has also been influential in vocabulary learning. Through the years, data-driven vocabulary learning has been recognised as one of the effective means of learning specialised vocabulary. In the context of engineering students, they are required to read specialised textbooks which contain a substantial amount of technical vocabulary or terminology that are necessary in their field of study. Engineering dictionaries unfortunately may not carry all the terms found in engineering textbooks. There seems to be a need to develop a glossary of corpus-based engineering vocabulary or word list to meet the needs of these engineering students. This kind of word list may better assist them in their understanding of the engineering terms found in the textbooks. This paper reviews the literature which is related to corpora leading to the development of word lists and lexical syllabuses for courses meant for the teaching and learning of ESP at higher educational institutions. It then briefly discusses the relevance of developing a word list of engineering terms for beginner engineering students.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ID Code:51060
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:27 Jan 2016 09:53
Last Modified:17 Sep 2017 14:25

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