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Lextale-Esp: A test to rapidly and efficiently assess the Spanish vocabulary size

C Izura, F Cuetos, M Brysbaert, Cristina Izura Orcid Logo

Psicologica, Volume: 35

Swansea University Author: Cristina Izura Orcid Logo

Abstract

The methods to measure vocabulary size vary across disciplines. This heterogeneityhinders direct comparisons between studies and slows down the understanding ofresearch findings. A quick, free and efficient test of English language proficiency,LexTALE, was recently developed to remedy this problem....

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Published in: Psicologica
Published: 2014
Online Access: https://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=16930557004
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa16250
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Abstract: The methods to measure vocabulary size vary across disciplines. This heterogeneityhinders direct comparisons between studies and slows down the understanding ofresearch findings. A quick, free and efficient test of English language proficiency,LexTALE, was recently developed to remedy this problem. LexTALE has beenvalidated and shown to be an effective tool for distinguishing between different levelsof proficiency in English. The test has also been made available in Dutch, German,and French. The present study discusses the development of a Spanish version of thetest: Lextale-Esp. The test discriminated well at the high and the low end of Spanishproficiency and returned a big difference between the vocabulary size of Spanishnative and non-native speakers.
Keywords: Spanish proficiency test, vocabulary size, first language, and second
College: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences