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  • 1. Academic Vocabulary & Register Alannah FitzgeraldClare Carr AWL Words (academic): 10.53%Jeff Davidson

2. Bri6sh Academic Wri9en English (BAWE) Genres of assessed wri-ng in Bri-sh Higher Educa-on from 2004 2007 Thirty-ve disciplines are represented 2761 pieces of procient assessed student wri-ng From 500 to 5000 words Arts and Humani-es, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences undergraduate and taught masters level 3. FLAX Flexible Language Acquisi6on library 4. BAWE 5. FLAX Learning Colloca6ons (BNC, BAWE, Wikipedia) 6. Cherry picking phrases Brainstorm keywords from your subject area and ll your cherry basket! 7. What about your wri6ng? 8. The Academic Word List Based on a broad Academic Corpus Contains 570 word families AWL families had to occur in the Arts, Commerce, Law and Science faculty sec-ons of the Academic Corpus AWL families occurred over 100 -mes in the 3,500,000 word Academic Corpus AWL families occurred a minimum of 10 -mes in each faculty of the Academic Corpus 9. AWL sublists 06/03/2012 http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/sublists.aspx 9 10. Lextutor http://www.lextutor.ca06/03/2012 10 11. Web Colloca6ons OER hVp://www.lextutor.ca/vp/ hVp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyZgZhHMovI 11 12. AWL published sample 13. AWL student sample 14. Student abstract AWL = 6.63% Every country wants to become a superpower in economics or poli-cs. Now, America is the superpower over all of the world, making rules and games that other countries usually have to follow due to the decision from America. However, who will be the next economic superpower in the world that can order another country? Maybe China or India will be the next economic star. This ar-cle will display 15. VocabProle check AWL = 7.88% Every country would like to establish themselves as a dominant superpower in the area of economics or poli-cs. Now, America is the superpower over all of the world, making rules and games that other countries usually have to follow due to the decision from America. However, who will be the next economic superpower in the world that can order another country? 16. VocabProle edit & check RE-VP 17. AWL Headwords http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/awl-headwords#r 18. Every country would like to establish themselves as a dominant superpower in the area of economics or poli-cs. Americas superpower status can be felt throughout the globe and countries overseas are required to adapt to American-style legisla-on that has been imposed as a result of foreign policy decisions made in America. Nevertheless, predic-ons about Americas imminent global decline are evident and the ques-on remains as to which country will become the next economic superpower? 19. VocabProle check AWL = 25.33% 20. AWL resources 06/03/2012 http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/links.aspx 22 21. www.slideshare.net/AlannahOpenEd