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how many english vocabulary did a native english have? how many english vocabulary did a native english have? (averagely)
Feb 3, 2013 7:02 AM
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Adding the source for this. http://iteslj.org/Articles/Cervatiuc-VocabularyAcquisition.html According to this, 17,000 word families. The statistic is slightly less than Randy's estimate but close enough.
February 3, 2013
"Most Native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20.000-35.000 words; and for foreign learners of English, the most common vocabulary size is from 2.500-9.000 words". How many words do YOU know? Try this: http://testyourvocab.com
February 3, 2013
A college-educated person in the United states knows 20,000 word families, on average. Source: "Learning Vocabulary in a Foreign Language", by I.S.P. Nation.
February 3, 2013
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