Ground Zero: A bibliometric analysis of L2 vocabulary research 1986-1990

Paul Meara

Swansea University; University of Oxford , United Kingdom


This paper uses a co-citation analysis to examine the research on vocabulary acquisition that was published in 1990. Two analyses are presented. The first is a detailed account of the 1990 research on its own terms. The second analysis places this work in a larger context by looking at research published in a five-year window covering 1986-1990.


L2 vocabulary acquisition, vocabulary research, bibliometric, author co-citation

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Meara, P. (2022). Ground Zero: A bibliometric analysis of L2 vocabulary research 1986-1990. Linguistics Beyond and Within (LingBaW), 8, 133–151.

Paul Meara
Swansea University; University of Oxford


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