||Is native speaker intuition reliable for high-frequency context creation?
Rogers James M. ,
Frank E., Daulton ,
Ian B., MacLeanGordon A., Reid
研究論集 = Journal of Inquiry and Research
69 , 2015-09 , 関西外国語大学・関西外国語大学短期大学部
This study determined whether native speaker intuition could be relied upon to producecontextual content that mostly fell into what is considered high-frequency vocabulary. Native speakers wrote over 160,000 tokens worth of example sentences for high-frequency multi-word units derived from a corpus. The resulting database was examined to determine whether the content added by the native speakers mostly stayed within the high-frequency realm.Results showed that not only did the vast majority of native speakers' tokens fall into the high-frequency realm, the percentage that fell into the high-frequency realm only dropped by 0.84 percent in comparison to the multi-word units alone despite the large amount of data beingadded. This study highlighted how the intuition of experienced ESL practitioners can be relied upon to produce high-frequency contextual content.