Sarah Alzeer

Department of English Language and Linguistics
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD title: A Framework for Word List Evaluation 
Supervisors: Dr Paul Thompson and Dr Amanda Patten
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics


Word list development is now considerably easier with the advent of computerised corpora and corpus software tools, which means that critical assessment of word lists is important. The main aim of my PhD research is to develop a framework for word list evaluation for language teaching and learning purposes. I am particularly interested in exploring current practices related to word lists in pedagogical contexts, and the considerations taken into account by word list users when selecting one.