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Norberg, C. & Nordlund, M. (2018). A Corpus-based Study of Lexis in L2 English Textbooks (ed.). Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 9(3), 463-473
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Corpus-based Study of Lexis in L2 English Textbooks
2018 (English)In: Journal of Language Teaching and Research, ISSN 1798-4769, E-ISSN 2053-0684, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 463-473Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

espite the fact that textbooks are central in foreign language learning, only limited research has explored to what extent L2 textbooks support language learning and whether the content in them is relevant from a vocabulary perspective. This study investigates the vocabulary in seven English textbooks used in Swedish primary schools. A corpus has been constructed based on the words in the textbooks. By means of a concordancing software tool, the material has been analyzed by comparing the vocabulary between the books and to words on the New General Service List and in the VP-Kids corpus. The analysis shows that many words in the textbooks occur only occasionally in common everyday language use. It also demonstrates that there is great variation in the number and selection of words across the books indicating that there does not seem to be a common thought behind word selection in textbooks used in Swedish schools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy Publication Co., 2018
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English and Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68835 (URN)10.17507/jltr.0903.03 (DOI)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 1;2018-05-22 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-22 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Kokkola, L., Öqvist, A., Gardelli, Å., Lindström, L. & Nordlund, M. (2018). Improving learning outcomes in the Swedish school system. In: Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson (Ed.), Addressing Societal Challenges: (pp. 53-70). Luleå: Luleå University of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving learning outcomes in the Swedish school system
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2018 (English)In: Addressing Societal Challenges / [ed] Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson, Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018, p. 53-70Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The lack lustre performance of Swedish compulsory schoolsover the past few decades does not need to define its future.As this report will show, the main challenges facing the Swedisheducation system do not stem from a lack of resources.The effective implementation of research based innovationsand improvements in organization could tackle many of thesystemic weaknesses in the education system, thereby ensuringa brighter future. By addressing existing difficulties in theteaching and delivery of the curriculum and ensuring pupilswho are at risk are able to flourish, learning outcomes will beimproved. This, in turn, will reduce inequality, thereby improvingthe life-opportunities of young people and maintaining thehigh standard of living enjoyed in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018
National Category
Didactics Pedagogy
Research subject
English and Education; Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68010 (URN)978-91-7790-061-0 (ISBN)978-91-7790-073-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-20 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, M. (2016). EFL textbooks for young learners: A comparative analysis of vocabulary (ed.). Paper presented at . Education Inquiry, 7(1), 47-68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>EFL textbooks for young learners: A comparative analysis of vocabulary
2016 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 47-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article reports the findings of a comparative analysis of two English teaching course book series which are widely used in school years 4–6 in Sweden: Good Stuff and New Champion. The analysis comprises comparisons of the vocabulary component in the teaching materials and examines the extent to which words – adjectives, nouns and verbs – recur in the books, whether there is a common core of words in the two series and, finally, whether vocabulary in the two teaching materials corresponds with accepted measures of English high-frequency words. The study shows that variation in vocabulary is considerable in individual books, within a series and between the two series; all textbooks contain a high proportion of one-time and low-frequency words. As a result, it is difficult to pin down a common core vocabulary. The study further shows that even though many words do correspond to general high-frequency words, as much as one-third are not found among the 2,000 most frequent English words.

National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-11598 (URN)10.3402/edui.v7.27764 (DOI)a9ba8886-e259-4662-a515-dcc10b4cf8e2 (Local ID)a9ba8886-e259-4662-a515-dcc10b4cf8e2 (Archive number)a9ba8886-e259-4662-a515-dcc10b4cf8e2 (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160304 (mainor)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, M., Forshäger, K., Lundqvist, C. & Åström, I. (2016). En spirande modell: Examensarbetet som en framgångsfaktor för samverkan universitet och verksamhet - exemplet Spira förskola. Luleå: Luleå kommun
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En spirande modell: Examensarbetet som en framgångsfaktor för samverkan universitet och verksamhet - exemplet Spira förskola
2016 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie är att identifiera och synliggöra framgångsfaktorer i ett 3-årigt universitets- och kommun­gemensamt projekt kring studenters praxisnära examensarbeten. Studien är en kvalitativ undersökning som huvud­sakligen vilar på fenomenografisk grund där intervjuer har genom­förts med fyra kategorier av aktörer involverade i samarbetsprojektet: studenter, förskolepedagoger, förskole­chef och universitetslärare. Alla intervjuade uppvisar en positiv inställning till det projekt de deltagit i och kan alla se fördelar med sitt deltagande. De framgångsfaktorer som identi­fierats kan sammanfattas i ett antal nyckelord: delaktighet, engagemang, forskningsanknytning, handledningsgrupper, kontinuitet, starkt ledar­skap, verksamhets­förankring och verksamhets­utveckling. Faktorerna är generaliserbara och kan appliceras också på andra samarbeten mellan universitet och verksamhet. Liknande samverkansprojekt kan därför bli en viktig del av t.ex. kommuners arbete med att säkra den framtida kompetens­försörjningen och därmed också stärka verksamhetens vetenskapliga grund.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå kommun, 2016. p. 44
Series
BUF:s rapportserie ; 2016:03
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61564 (URN)978-91-86227-13-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-20 Created: 2017-01-20 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Norberg, C. & Nordlund, M. (2016). The relevance of lexi: A corpus-based study of L2 English textbooks (ed.). Paper presented at Child foreign language learning : Between theory and practice 28/04/2016 - 30/04/2016. Paper presented at Child foreign language learning : Between theory and practice 28/04/2016 - 30/04/2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The relevance of lexi: A corpus-based study of L2 English textbooks
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28283 (URN)2073cc05-2d1a-41e1-bde8-332e38015916 (Local ID)2073cc05-2d1a-41e1-bde8-332e38015916 (Archive number)2073cc05-2d1a-41e1-bde8-332e38015916 (OAI)
Conference
Child foreign language learning : Between theory and practice 28/04/2016 - 30/04/2016
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160512 (mainor)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, M. (2016). Vocabulary acquisition and the textbook: What opportunities are there for young learners? (ed.). Paper presented at . ITL. Institut voor toegepaste linguistik, 166(2), 199-228
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vocabulary acquisition and the textbook: What opportunities are there for young learners?
2016 (English)In: ITL. Institut voor toegepaste linguistik, ISSN 0019-0829, Vol. 166, no 2, p. 199-228Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8388 (URN)10.1075/itl.166.2.01nor (DOI)6e51ff4d-3938-4bb9-9bf5-4a8920225be5 (Local ID)6e51ff4d-3938-4bb9-9bf5-4a8920225be5 (Archive number)6e51ff4d-3938-4bb9-9bf5-4a8920225be5 (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160127 (mainor)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, M. (2015). Activity: She walk to school every morning: Hur svårt kan det vara att sätta ett s på verbet? (ed.). Paper presented at Grammatikdagen 2015 : 20/03/2015 - 20/03/2015. Paper presented at Grammatikdagen 2015 : 20/03/2015 - 20/03/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Activity: She walk to school every morning: Hur svårt kan det vara att sätta ett s på verbet?
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Pedagogy Didactics
Research subject
Education; English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-41421 (URN)3b592342-b555-43cf-a243-3dedd08359df (Local ID)3b592342-b555-43cf-a243-3dedd08359df (Archive number)3b592342-b555-43cf-a243-3dedd08359df (OAI)
Conference
Grammatikdagen 2015 : 20/03/2015 - 20/03/2015
Note
Startdatum: 20/03/2015; Slutdatum: 20/03/2015; Roll: Föreläsare; Typ: Föreläsning / muntligt bidragAvailable from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, M. (2015). Activity: Word of the year: Vad orden berättar om världen (ed.). Paper presented at Europeiska språkdagen 2015 : 25/09/2015 - 25/09/2015. Paper presented at Europeiska språkdagen 2015 : 25/09/2015 - 25/09/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Activity: Word of the year: Vad orden berättar om världen
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Pedagogy Didactics
Research subject
Education; English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-41634 (URN)975a0df1-3ec4-4727-85d7-a549be615ef1 (Local ID)975a0df1-3ec4-4727-85d7-a549be615ef1 (Archive number)975a0df1-3ec4-4727-85d7-a549be615ef1 (OAI)
Conference
Europeiska språkdagen 2015 : 25/09/2015 - 25/09/2015
Note
Startdatum: 25/09/2015; Slutdatum: 25/09/2015; Roll: Föreläsare; Typ: Föreläsning / muntligt bidragAvailable from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, M. (2015). Aktivitet: National Forum for English Studies (ed.). Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aktivitet: National Forum for English Studies
2015 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36661 (URN)ac7942a7-62ef-4003-b78b-018e1d2c8549 (Local ID)ac7942a7-62ef-4003-b78b-018e1d2c8549 (Archive number)ac7942a7-62ef-4003-b78b-018e1d2c8549 (OAI)
Note
Evenemang (konferens etc): National Forum for English Studies : 20/05/2015 - 22/05/2015; Startdatum: 21/05/2015; Slutdatum: 21/05/2015; Roll: Talare; Typ: Organiserade av och deltagande i konferenser, workshops, kurser, seminarier - Organiserande av och deltagande i konferensAvailable from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, M. (2015). Aktivitet: National Forum for English Studies (ed.). Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aktivitet: National Forum for English Studies
2015 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
English, Specialization in Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36389 (URN)221e2b78-f2aa-4432-a8f6-9e061ae7a94c (Local ID)221e2b78-f2aa-4432-a8f6-9e061ae7a94c (Archive number)221e2b78-f2aa-4432-a8f6-9e061ae7a94c (OAI)
Note
Evenemang (konferens etc): National Forum for English Studies : 20/05/2015 - 22/05/2015; Startdatum: 20/05/2015; Slutdatum: 22/05/2015; Roll: Organisatör; Typ: Organiserade av och deltagande i konferenser, workshops, kurser, seminarier - Organiserande av och deltagande i konferensAvailable from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
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