1992．第3卷第1期（Vol. 3 No. 1）．pp. 7177
Initial Reading: Are Our Children Learning the Right Words?
This paper addresses the question of initial reading with regard to the very first words that children learn. The examination focuses on which "sight-words" children learn, and which words are found in children's initial readers. How this compares with the most common words, as defined by current corpus studies, is then discussed, and the extent to which corpus data corresponds with the intuitions of coursebook writers and writers of initial readers.