Fortunately, 80% of vocabulary in any text, including the academic ones, is known as General Service Word List (Alexander et al, 2008).These are about 2,000 words such as knowledge, our, each, computer screen.
Academic Word List ( AWL) , which is typically 20% of an academic text, can be subdivided into Technical (5%) , Semi-Technical and General Academic Vocabulary. AWL was first compiled by Coxhead ( 2000) and is available at www.language.massey.ac.nz/staff/awl/mostfreq1.shtml
Task 6. Find examples of different vocabulary types in the Methodological Approach section of the article and write them in the last column of the table.
Types of Vocabulary
Examples from the Methodological Approach section
Terms specific to a discipline, which would not usually be understood by a non-specialist
Task 8. Read the paragraph on p4which starts with ‘In the consultation mode the system’ and finishes with ‘In order to refine the diagnosis’. Analyze the cohesive ties which link the paragraph together and write the examples in the table below.
Cohesionrefers to the range of possibilities that link ideas in the text: what comes next with what has gone before. These are different kinds of cohesive ties:
determiners like ‘one, which, this, their, where’
some drug, the tree, at the nodes where, other than, this
( may be the case), when