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Norbert Schmitt

Professor of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

I am interested in all aspects of second language vocabulary acquisition, pedagogy, and use.

Teaching Summary

UG:

Introduction to English Language Teaching

MA:

Second Language Acquisition

Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

Research Summary

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Current Research Interests:

  • Second language vocabulary acquisition
  • The acquisition and processing of formulaic sequences
  • Tests of vocabulary size and depth
  • The interface of vocabulary knowledge with reading and listening abilities
  • The interface of explicit and implicit vocabulary knowledge

Selected Publications

I supervise PhD students in the areas of second language vocabulary acquisition, pedagogy, and use.

  • RON MARTINEZ and NORBERT SCHMITT, 2012. A PHRASAL Expressions List Applied Lingustics. 33(3), 299-320
  • SCHMITT, N., 2010. Researching vocabulary: a vocabulary research manual Palgrave Macmillan.
  • SCHMITT, N., NG, J.W.C. and GARRAS, J., 2010. The Word Associates Format: validation evidence Language Testing. 28(1), 105-126
  • SCHMITT, N., JIANG, X. and GRABE, W., 2010. The percentage of words known in a text and reading comprehension Modern Language Journal. 95(1), 26-43
  • TSENG, W. and SCHMITT, N., 2008. Toward a model of motivated vocabulary learning: a structural equation modeling approach Language Learning. 58(2), 357-400
  • PIGADA, M. and SCHMITT, N., 2006. Vocabulary acquisition from extensive reading: a case study Reading in a Foreign Language. 18(1), 1-28
  • TSENG, W.T., DÖRNYEI, Z. and SCHMITT, N., 2006. A New Approach to Assessing Strategic Learning: The Case of Self-Regulation in Vocabulary Acquisition Applied Linguistics. VOL 27(NUMBER 1), 78-102
  • SCHMITT, N. and MARSDEN, R.C., 2006. Why is English like that? : historical answers to hard ELT questions Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • SCHMITT, N., 2005. Current Trends in Vocabulary Learning and Teaching. In: Handbook of English Language Teaching Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • SCHMITT, N., ed., 2004. Formulaic sequences: acquisition, processing and use Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • SCHMITT, N., DÖRNYEI, Z., ADOLPHS, S. and DUROW, V., 2004. Knowledge and Acquisition of Formulaic Sequences: A Longitudinal Study. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., Formulaic Sequences: Acquisition, Processing and Use Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 55-86.
  • SCHMITT, N., UNDERWOOD, G. and GALPIN, A.J., 2004. The Eyes have It: An Eye-Movement Study into the Processing of Formulaic Sequences. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., Formulaic Sequences: Acquisition, Processing and Use Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • SCHMITT, N. and CARTER, R.A., 2004. Formulaic Sequences in Action: An Introduction. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., Formulaic Sequences: Acquisition, Processing and Use Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 1-22
  • SCHMITT, N., GRANDAGE, S. and ADOLPHS, S., 2004. Are Corpus-derived Recurrent Clusters Psycholinguistically Valid?. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., Formulaic sequences: acquisition, processing and use Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • ADOLPHS, S. and SCHMITT, N., 2004. Vocabulary coverage according to spoken discourse context. In: BOGAARDS, P. and LAUFER, B., eds., Vocabulary in a Second Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • SCHMITT, N. and UNDERWOOD, G., 2004. Exploring the Processing of Formulaic Sequences through a Self-Paced Reading Task. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., Formulaic Sequences: Acquisition, Processing and Use Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • ADOLPHS, S. and SCHMITT, N., 2003. Lexical coverage of spoken discourse Applied Linguistics. 24(4), 425-438
  • SCHMITT, N. and ZIMMERMAN, C., 2002. Derivative word forms: what do learners know? TESOL Quarterly. 36(2), 145-171
  • SCHMITT, N. and CELCE-MURCIA, M., 2002. An Overview of Applied Linguistics.. In: SCHMITT, N., ed., An Introduction to Applied Linguistics London: Edward Arnold.
  • SCHMITT, N., ed., 2002. An Introduction to Applied Linguistics London: Edward Arnold.
  • SCHMITT, N., SCHMITT, D. and CLAPHAM, C., 2001. Developing and exploring the behaviour of two new versions of the Vocabulary Levels Test Language Testing. 18(1), 55-88
  • SCHMITT, N. and CARTER, R.A., 2000. Lexical phrases in language learning Language Teacher. VOL 24(PART 8), 6-10
  • SCHMITT, N. and CARTER, R.A., 2000. The lexical advantages of narrow reading for second language learners TESOL JOURNAL. VOL 9(PART 1), 4-9
  • SCHMITT, N., 2000. Vocabulary in language teaching Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • SCHMITT, N. and DUNHAM, B., 1999. Exploring native and non-native intuitions of word frequency Second Language Research. VOL 15(NUMBER 4), 389-411
  • SCHMITT, N., 1998. Measuring collocational Knowledge: Key Issues and an experimental Assessment Procedure ITL. ISSUE 119/120, 27-47
  • SCHMITT, N., 1998. Quantifying word association responses: what is native-like? System. VOL 26(NUMBER 3), 389-402
  • SCHMITT, N., 1998. Tracking the Incremental Acquisition of Second Language Vocabulary A Longitudinal Study Language Learning. VOL 48(NUMBER 2), 281-317
  • MCCARTHY, M.J. and SCHMITT, N., eds., 1997. Vocabulary: Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • SCHMITT, N., 1997. Vocabulary Learning Strategies. In: MCCARTHY, M. and SCHMITT, N., eds., Vocabulary: Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • SCHMITT, N. and MEARA, P., 1997. Researching Vocabulary Through a Word Knowledge Framework: Word Associations and Verbal Suffixes Studies in Second Language Acquisition. VOL 19(NUMBER 1), 17-36
  • SUHAD SONBUL and NORBERT SCHMITT, Acquiring Collocations:: The Interface of Explicit/Implicit Lexical Knowledge Language Learning. (In Press.)

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