Current Vocabulary

Current Vocabulary

 

the words and expressions in a language used at a given period within a particular language sphere. A distinction should be made between the current vocabulary of a language and the active vocabulary of individuals speaking that language. Individual speakers may not use certain strata of scientific or professional terminology, or of literary or expressive-ornamental vocabulary, which are nevertheless part of the common current vocabulary of the language. The current vocabulary is constantly changing. A part of it gradually moves out of circulation but still remains understandable and is retained in the passive vocabulary. On the other hand, new words and expressions do not always enter the active vocabulary at once—for instance, lunnik and prilunit’sia (“to land on the moon”). Words and expressions that have dropped out of the active vocabulary sometimes return to it—for instance, ukaz, ministr, and serzhant.

V. P. GRIGOR’EV

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Current vocabulary knowledge assists in building the word banks that students will draw upon in the future.
The online corpus of current English also casts fresh light on the current vocabulary used, and adds an element to the study of sexual metaphor by focusing on a discourse type that has become a popular and established form of collective communication.
The current vocabulary set includes words like thugs ' Balatagiya ', rebel ' Tamarod ', deep state ' Al Dawla Al Amiqa' and ' Set El Banat' , an expression used to refer to the woman in the blue bra who was stripped by military soldiers late in 2011.
The dialogues also permit learners to witness the syntactic and intonation patterns of everyday speech and hear current vocabulary in spoken context.
As I prepared to mount the platform where hundreds of thousands of Cubans were assembled on the Malecon--just opposite the US Interests Section--to protest President Johnson's escalation of the war, I was a little nervous due to the fact that I was going to have to deliver some fairly complicated lyrics in English without a translator familiar with the current vocabulary of our movement.
Therefore, regardless of the preferred method of the classroom teacher, most foreign language students will have (1) a textbook and (2) current vocabulary and verbs they're studying.
Conciliatory talks the talk Conciliatory, something lacking in racing's current vocabulary, lifted the festival's biggest prize, the John Smith's Brighton Mile, for owner-breeder Kirsten Rausing and trainer Rae Guest.
Paragon dictionaries contain the most current vocabulary with built-in live voice pronunciations by native speakers to improve pronunciation, and provide the most detailed and reliable reference and translation sources available on the market.
It is from 2003 onwards that we see Hall develop his current vocabulary of methods, techniques and colour.
Incredible means that the current learning vocabulary has been memorized well and that learning for current vocabulary is more advanced than good to perfect.
However, the preferred lexical unit for current vocabulary size research is the word family, which consists of a base word and its inflected forms, together with derived forms which share a common meaning with the base word.
AIDS, anthrax, and red-alerts from Homeland Security are part of the current vocabulary.