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Tuesday, July 09, 2024

UAB Team Publishes Enhanced Spanish Lexicon for CEFR Levels

The research team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has recently published an important article in the special issue of Onomázein. The publication, authored by Xavier Blanco Escoda, introduces an enhanced Spanish lexicon designed for learners at the A1, A2, and B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The article, titled “Léxico mejorado del español para los niveles del MCER A1, A2 y B1, y nociones metalingüísticas de base,” presents a comprehensive methodology for developing a lexicon that supports the learning and teaching of Spanish. This work is part of the European iRead4Skills project, which aims to improve literacy through innovative educational tools.

The publication details the following:

  • Development Methodology: The lexicon’s creation involved extensive research and classification, ensuring it meets the needs of learners at basic and intermediate levels.
  • Metalinguistic Notions: The article introduces essential metalinguistic concepts to help learners and educators use the lexicon effectively.
  • Microstructure Fields: Focused on syntactic-semantic features, semantic classes, and domains, these fields enhance the lexicon’s utility.
  • Phraseology and Diasystematics: Specific sections address the treatment of idiomatic expressions and regional language variations, crucial for comprehensive language learning.

This enhanced lexicon is a significant educational resource, designed to make language learning more accessible and structured. By providing detailed insights and practical tools, it supports both learners and educators in their journey to mastering Spanish.

The UAB team’s work on this lexicon exemplifies their commitment to advancing language education and research. The publication is expected to influence future developments in lexicography and language teaching methodologies.

Read the Full Article For an in-depth look at this groundbreaking work, read the full article in Onomázein here.

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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