Notes taken from my Masters study which give just about every definition
Vocabulary presentation & practice
A short worksheet for discussion and thought that includes the 22 ways
I regularly use to present new vocabulary.
Four Dictionaries Reviewed
My own review of 4 commonly used dictionaries and how they differ. Scroll
down about half way and try doing the 17 short exercises
with your own selection of dictionaries. It'll give you the best possible
insight into the work of the lexicographer.
Laying the Foundations
The first unit in the Lexical Studies module of Aston University's
Masters by Peter Roe.
What is Language?
The second unit in the Lexical Studies module of Aston University's Masters
by Peter Roe.
An Introduction to Lexis
A series of exercises to introduce the teaching and learning of lexis
in the classroom.
A recommended list of books on the teaching of Lexis and the theories
The complete text of Dave Willis' book 'The Lexical Syllabus' - a new
approach to language teaching - available in pdf format to download to
One of the best sites on Lexis that I have found.
The Linguist List
The world's largest online linguistic resource.
A practical site that aims to help language learners become better communicators
and in the process becomes an excellent teacher resource with an active
discussion board worth joining.
David Lee's Bookmarks for Corpus-based
This is one of the most comprehensive site I've seen in this field. Its
enormous content - virtually all links - is usefully divided into broad
categories. Check it out.
Language Vocabulary Resources
This page contains some resources for those interested in second language
vocabulary acquisition and includes a 23,000 entry bibliography link.
Cobuild's home site which includes online access to their Bank of English.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Type in the word you want and up pops the dictionary entry. Great link
to 'information for language researchers' as well.
The Longman Web Dictionary
Opens a new window for the definition and example sentences. Very comprehensive.
An extraordinary site. Type or paste your text into the box provided and
the site generates a vocabulary profile of the text. Quite brilliant.
The full module by Peter Roe from the Aston University Masters in TESOL/TESP.
A wide ranging site with links to corpora, texts, concordance programmes
and courses in corpus linguistics.
The on-line, searchable part of the collection of transcripts of academic
speech events recorded at the University of Michigan.
Tim Johns' Data Driven
One of the best linked pages I have found on corpus linguistics.
This website is dedicated to the lexis of Business English and is based
on Mike Nelson's research.