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Other academic lists NAWL and EAWL


While lists such as the Academic Word List (AWL), Academic Collocation List (ACL) and Academic Formulas List (AFL) are fairly well known, there are other lists of academic words which have been developed, some very recently, which are less well known but potentially very useful to students. The following pages give information on some of these lists.


New Academic Word List (NAWL)

New Academic Word List (NAWL)

The New Academic Word List (NAWL) is a list of 963 words which frequently appear in academic texts, but which are not contained in the New General Service List (NGSL). The NAWL and NGSL in combination give 92% coverage.

The New Academic Word List (NAWL) is a list of 963 words which frequently appear in academic texts, but which are not contained in the New General Service List (NGSL). The NAWL and NGSL in combination give 92% coverage.
Economics Academic Word List (EAWL)

Economics Academic Word List (EAWL)

The Economics Academic Word List (EAWL) is a list of 887 words which frequently appear in economics texts, but which are not contained in the New General Service List (NGSL). The EAWL makes up around 5.5% of words in university economics texts in English.

The Economics Academic Word List (EAWL) is a list of 887 words which frequently appear in economics texts, but which are not contained in the New General Service List (NGSL). The EAWL makes up around 5.5% of words in university economics texts in English.
Medical Academic Word List (MAWL)

Medical Academic Word List (MAWL)

The Medical Academic Word List (MAWL) is a list of 623 word families which frequently appear in medical research papers, but which are not contained in the General Service List (GSL). The MAWL makes up around 12% of words in those texts.

The Medical Academic Word List (MAWL) is a list of 623 word families which frequently appear in medical research papers, but which are not contained in the General Service List (GSL). The MAWL makes up around 12% of words in those texts.
Medical Academic Vocab List (MAVL)

Medical Academic Vocab List (MAVL)

The Medical Academic Vocabulary List (MAVL) is a list of 819 words which frequently appear in medical research papers and textbooks. The MAVL makes up around 19% of words in medical research papers, and 20% of words in medical English text books.

The Medical Academic Vocabulary List (MAVL) is a list of 819 words which frequently appear in medical research papers and textbooks. The MAVL makes up around 19% of words in medical research papers, and 20% of words in medical English text books.
Academic Vocabulary List (AVL)

Academic Vocabulary List (AVL)

The Academic Vocabulary List (AVL), developed in 2013 from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA), is an updated list of "core" academic vocabulary, which excludes general high-frequency words as well as subject-specific (technical) words.

The Academic Vocabulary List (AVL), developed in 2013 from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA), is an updated list of "core" academic vocabulary, which excludes general high-frequency words as well as subject-specific (technical) words.
Discourse Connectors List (DCL)

Discourse Connectors List (DCL)

The Discourse Connectors List (DCL) is a list of 632 discourse connectors analysed by frequency in academic, non-academic and spoken registers in the BNC (British National Corpus) and COCA.

The Discourse Connectors List (DCL) is a list of 632 discourse connectors analysed by frequency in academic, non-academic and spoken registers in the BNC (British National Corpus) and COCA.
Academic Idioms

Academic Idioms

This page describes how idioms are used in academic English, with a list of academic idioms for spoken and written English from a 2019 study by Julia Miller.

This page describes how idioms are used in academic English, with a list of academic idioms for spoken and written English from a 2019 study by Julia Miller.


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