천 단어면 회화가 된다는 건

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다음 인용구를 보면 천 단어면 기본 회화가 된다는 건 신화임을 알 수 있겠다. Nation에 따르면 자연스런 영어 회화가 가능하려면 전체 단어 수의 95에서 98 퍼센트를 기준으로 6000-7000 단어 정도가 있어야 한다는 것. 아마도 천 단어면 살아남기 위한 영어(survival English) 정도를 소화할 수 있지 않을까?

Although the lexical coverage rate required for unassisted comprehension of spoken discourse has not been established, based on an analysis of the Wellington Corpus of Spoken English, Nation (2006) reported that a vocabulary of 6,000–7,000 or 2,000–3,000 word families would be necessary to achieve a 98 or 95% coverage rate of authentic spoken discourse, respectively. Adolphs and Schmitt (2003) also reported that 3,000 word families plus proper nouns are necessary for successful everyday conversation, when a 95% coverage rate is assumed. More comprehensive reviews of the relationship between lexical coverage and comprehension can be found in Laufer and Ravenhorst-Kalovski (2010) and Schmitt et al. (2011).  (p.284)

출처: Xian Zhang and Xiaofei Lu
A Longitudinal Study of Receptive Vocabulary Breadth Knowledge Growth and Vocabulary Fluency Development
Applied Linguistics 2014 35: 283-304.

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