Beware the range in RANGE, and the academic in AWL

Neufeld S., Hancioglu N., Eldridge J.

SYSTEM, vol.39, no.4, pp.533-538, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.system.2011.10.010
  • Journal Name: SYSTEM
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-538
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article examines a recent example of published research on the vocabulary profile of a financial corpus based on the Academic Word List (AWL) to illustrate not only the erroneous output from vocabulary profiling tools but also the pitfalls of using the AWL as a filter for academic lexis.