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|Title:||A corpus-based list of commonly used English medical morphemes for students learning English for specific purposes|
|Citation:||English for Specific Purposes, 2020; 58:102-121|
|Chinh Ngan Nguyen Le, Julia Miller|
|Abstract:||Medical students with English as an additional language often face difficulties in acquiring English medical terminology derived from Greek and Latin morphemes. To address this problem, this study used a corpus-based approach to identify the most commonly occurring medical morphemes in four sources: Stedman's list of medical morphemes; the Cengage list of general English morphemes; the Center for Development in Learning list of general English morphemes; and the Medical Web Corpus—a web-based corpus of current medical texts available through Sketch Engine text analysis software. Three medical dictionaries were used to validate the findings, leading to a final list of 136 specialized medical morphemes which cover 8.5% of the lexical items in the Medical Web Corpus. The findings provide a reliable and useful resource to help medical students with English as an additional language enhance their English medical vocabulary.|
|Keywords:||Medical terminology; Corpus; Morpheme|
|Rights:||© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Education publications|
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