Corpus-based analysis of English vocabulary input provided in K-12 textbooks used in Saudi Arabia, A
The importance of a textbook becomes greater when it is the major source of foreign vocabulary input as is the case in Saudi Arabia with the English language. Given the fact that numerous studies indicated that Saudi EFL learners have a very limited vocabulary size (Albogami, 1995; Alhazemi, 1993; Alsaif, 2011), the present study is concerned with the extent to which input from textbooks contributes to building the learners' lexicon. Through utilizing range and concordance programs to analyze a corpus of 252,517 tokens, the researcher concluded that great opportunities were offered to learn the ...
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