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Rosa Jiménez Catala and Soraya Moreno Espinosa (1): Using Lex30 to measure the L2 productive vocabulary of Spanish primary learners of EFL. VIAL. Number 2/2005: 27-44.
Lex30 is an experimental test of L2 productive vocabulary (Meara and
Fitzpatrick,2000), that elicits a rich vocabulary output from a free
word association task. Since its development, it has been mainly used
to measure the productive vocabulary of undergraduate learners of EFL.
In this paper, we will present the results of a study that has been
carried out with a homogeneous group of 282 Spanish primary school
learners of EFL enrolled in the fourth grade. The purpose of this study
is to ascertain whether the L2 productive vocabulary of such young
learners can be measured by means of this exploratory tool.
(1) Departmento de Filologías Modernas. Universidad de La Rioja, Spain.
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