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Using corpora for language research

studies in honour of Geoffrey Leech
  • 301 Pages
  • 2.16 MB
  • English

Longman , London, New York
Linguistics -- Methodology., Computational linguistics., Linguistic analysis (Linguistics), Applied linguis
Statementedited by Jenny Thomas and Mick Short.
ContributionsThomas, Jenny, 1948-, Short, Mick., Leech, Geoffrey N.
LC ClassificationsP128.C68 U85 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 301 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL805907M
ISBN 100582248787, 0582248779
LC Control Number95042488

Language phenomena investigated include word sense, phraseology and syntax, metaphor and creative use, text reference, idiom, and translation. Emphasis is given to information that usually cannot be found in dictionaries, grammars, language textbooks or other resources, but which the study of corpus data makes by:   Using ample concrete examples, this book offers a step-by-step hands-on introduction to the use of corpora for teaching a variety of English language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, and English academic Corpora for Language Teaching and Learning offers: A detailed discussion of basic essential corpus search and teaching Author: Dilin Liu and Lei Lei.

Corpus linguistics is a relatively new subject in linguistics whereby corpora, or collections of spoken or written texts, are stored on computer in a tagged form and used for linguistic analysis.

Complex prepositions across World Englishes. English prepositions have been thoroughly explored as far as corpus research is concerned. However, literature have mostly covered the most common types, specifically monosyllabic and polysyllabic simple constructions (see Roslim & Mukundan, ).

Using Corpora for Language Learning and Teaching With the increasing use of corpora in classrooms, the need to understand how to use corpora in language teaching is essential for today’s teachers. Using ample concrete examples, this book offers a step-by-step hands-on introduction to the use of corpora for teaching a variety of English language skills such as.

A Guide to Using Corpora for English Language Learners is a great resource for students and teachers interested in using corpora for language learning.

This handy guide is filled with interesting activities, clear examples and detailed instructions, including step by step screen shots for activities using online corpora. Using corpora in language teaching has revolutionized language research with its ‘authentic’ : John Flowerdew.

In a conference on teaching and language corpora, it is easy to forget that there is another central component of any corpus study, i.e., the corpus software tool (or tools) that we use to view and analyze our data.

Without a corpus tool, a researcher, teacher, or learner would be lost in the.

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A corpus is a collection of texts. We call it a corpus (plural: corpora) when we use it for language research.

That makes your class's essays a corpus - a small one. It also makes the internet a corpus - a big one. People writing dictionaries are in the vanguard of corpus linguistics.

The creation and use of learner corpora in language pedagogy and interlanguage research has been welcomed as one of the most exciting recent developments in corpus-based language studies. If native speaker corpora of the target language provide a top-down approach to using corpora in language pedagogy, learner corpora provide a bottom-up.

1. How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching Brody Bluemel Department of Applied Linguistics The Pennsylvania State University LANGUAGE TEACHING WORKSHOP SERIES The Pennsylvania State University, February Sponsored by the Center for Language Acquisition (CLA) and the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Such tendencies aim at providing the necessary resources for languages with scarce or few ones in a fast and effective way by using parallel corpora and previously developed tools/resources for languages such as English or any other languages rich in resources.

In linguistics, a corpus is a collection of linguistic data (usually contained in a computer database) used for research, scholarship, and teaching.

Also called a text corpus. Plural: : Richard Nordquist. This book provides an up-to-date snapshot of recent research and developments in the use of corpora for language learning and teaching.

It is divided into three parts. Part I focusses on innovative uses of corpora by language teachers and learners. These cover the world's first corpus-based TV program for the teaching of English conversation, as well as corpus-based.

Challenges of Using Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning. Linguistic Research 28(1), A number of advantages of using corpora in language teaching and learning have been identified by many corpus linguists and thereby its implementation into the language classroom has been highly recommended.

However, the challenges and limitations. Corpora and software used. The corpus used for consultation is the freely-available Hong Kong Poly U Corpus of Research Articles (CRA).The CRA contains empirical research articles, consisting of 5, words, from 39 different disciplines from two broad fields: Engineering and Applied Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences.

The CRA was Cited by: Language corpora can be used by anyone who is engaged in language learning, teaching, or research; language learners or even native speakers may find it useful to assist academic writing or lexical knowledge (Qiao, ); teachers can utilize the authentic collections of data as classroom materials for ESL, EFL, or EAP (English for Academic.

language in use through corpora (singular: corpus).

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A corpus is a large, principled A corpus is a large, principled collection of naturally occurring examples of language stored electronically. The Advantages and Drawbacks of Using Corpus in Translation Wai Sam IU University of Birmingham, UK Introduction The importance of language is that it is a tool of communication.

Nevertheless, language itself sometimes causes problems for language users, including language teachers and learners, linguists and translators, to name but a Size: KB. The articles in this edited volume represent a broad coverage of areas.

They discuss the role and effectiveness of corpora and corpus-linguistic techniques for language teaching but also deal with broader issues such as the relationship between corpora and second language teaching and how the different perspectives of foreign language teachers and Pages: Using Corpora in the Language Classroom authentic language use.

The present book provides a comprehensive yet very accessible introduction to the use of corpora in language teaching and use of language corpora, and provides them with the essential knowledge, tools, and skills needed to make use of the rich resources made possible in. In spite of these potential drawbacks, Using Corpora in the Language Classroom is an informative read for those who are willing to set the book down periodically to File Size: KB.

The goal of this book is to make the ideas of corpus linguistics accessible to teachers and, most important, provide ideas, instruction, and opportunities for teachers to use the applications of corpus linguistics in their classrooms.

Using Corpora in the Language. The utility of corpora for language teaching has been questioned from different perspectives. The sceptics have expressed reservations about the ability of corpora to capture language use (e.g., Widdowson, ), or the usefulness of native-speaker (L1) corpora in providing aFile Size: KB.

This timeline looks at explicit uses of corpora in foreign or second language (L2) teaching and learning, i.e. what happens when end-users explore corpus data, whether directly via concordancers or integrated into CALL programs, or indirectly with prepared printed by: 6.

The last section discuss the challenges and opportunities that multilayered and multimodal corpora may pose to corpus linguistic book will be indispensible to those teaching in higher education and wishing to develop corpus-based approaches, as well as researchers in the field of English Language Teaching.

Multilingual Corpora in Teaching and Research -- (From the series Language and Computers: Studies in Practical Linguistics, No 22) Simon P.

Botley, Anthony M. McEnery, and Andrew Wilson, Eds.

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ISBN: US $ (Paperback) + vi Editions Rodopi B.V. Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Atlanta, GA (USA). Book Description. Corpus Linguistics for Grammar provides an accessible and practical introduction to the use of corpus linguistics to analyse grammar, demonstrating the wider application of corpus data and providing readers with all the skills and information they need to carry out their own corpus-based research.

This book: explores the kinds of corpora. Corpus linguistics is a methodology in linguistics that involves computer-based empirical analyses (both quantitative and qualitative) of actual patterns of language use by employing electronically available, large collections of naturally occuring spoken and written texts, so-called corpora.

Corpus-based and other types of empirical linguistic research have shown that speakers'. a hypothesis about language - for example, to determine how the usage of a particular sound, word, or syntactic construction varies. Corpus linguistics deals with the principles and practice of using corpora in language study.

A computer corpus is a large body of machine-readable texts. (Crystal, David. An Encyclopedic Dictionary ofFile Size: 63KB. Corpus linguistics is one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing areas in the field of language studies, and use of corpora is an important part of modern linguistic research.

Books in this series provide the ideal guide for students and researchers using corpus data for research and study in a variety of subject areas.For example, studies with larger, more diverse corpora can make comparisons in the characteristics across varieties of language (e.g.

spoken conversation vs academic articles, or research articles in one discipline vs other disciplines), and thus better meet the needs of students or teachers in special purpose by: In addition to linguistics research, assembled corpora have been used to compile dictionaries (starting with The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language in ) and grammar guides, such as A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, published in