AN EVALUATION OF VOCABULARY OF ENGLISH TEXTBOOKS OF PAKISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA THROUGH CEFR
Keywords:CEFR, Token Words,Textbooks
The study's objective was to evaluate the vocabulary of the English textbooks of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia at the Intermediate level (11th and 12th year) of education. Corpus linguistics is the primary domain of the present study. The corpus of the books was analysed through the Range software (2005). The corpus of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) was deducted with Frequency software. The vocabulary of the textbooks was evaluated in terms of Corporal size, Word types, and CEFR vocabulary standards. The availability and unavailability of the word types and the CEFR vocabulary were examined. The data were compared in terms of vocabulary size, types, and CEFR corpus. The analysis showed a deficiency in the vocabulary introduced by both books of English in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. The word types and the vocabulary of the CEFR corpus were deficient than the standard they are needed. Comparatively, the textbooks of English of Pakistan were found to havea greater corporal size, word types, and CEFR corpus vocabulary than that available in the textbooks of Saudi Arabia.