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AMEP Research Centre

Volume 16 Number 3, Dec 2001

Editorial
MICHAEL MCCARTHY and GILLIAN WIGGLESWORTH

P_Lex: A simple and effective way of describing the lexical
characteristics of short L2 texts

- Paul Meara and Huw bell

Researching and teaching vocabulary in the AMEP
- Anne Burns and Helen De Silva Joyce

Remembering figurative idioms by hypothesising about
their origin

- Frank Boers

Reading, word-focused activities and incidental
vocabulary acquisition in a second language

- Batia Laufer

A defence of simplification
- ISP Nation and Jean Paul Deweerdt

Book reviews:
Vocabulary in language teaching
Assessing vocabulary
Idioms organiser