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Learners preparing to work in the food service industry should be equipped with food service terminology to enhance their communicative potential. The purpose of this study was to create a Food Service Word List (FSWL) to assist L2 learners of English in English for Specific Purposes classrooms. The Food Service Corpus (FSC) with a size of 1,871,271 running words was created by collecting data from four websites relevant to the food service industry, consisting of www.bbc.co.uk/food/cuisines, www.tasteatlas.com, www.escape.com.au and www.edition.cnn.com. The procedure of generating the FSWL comprised three stages: keyword analysis was used to extract the first 814 words with the highest LL values; lexical profiling was used to select words allocated outside the referent word lists; and three experts in the food service industry were asked to give their viewpoints based on their experiences. The results produced the FSWL containing 261 words with a coverage of 8.64% of the FSC. The curated word list can enhance the food service vocabulary range of learners and prepare them for more effective communication in a food service career.
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