Small Corpus Studies and ELT

Small Corpus Studies and ELT

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Recent developments in this field of small corpus studies, largely brought about by the personal computer, have yielded remarkable insights into the nature and use of real language. This book presents work by a number of leading researchers in the field and covers a series of topics directly related to language teaching and language research. The ultimate aim of this book is to encourage the exploitation of small corpora by the ELT profession to make language learning more effective. In addition to descriptions of the basic corpus analysis tools, chapters in the collection cover syllabus and materials design, comparisons of different genres, descriptions of local and functional grammars, compilation and use of learner corpora, and making cross-linguistic comparisons. The message of this collection is that language use is purposeful and culture specific and that small corpus analysis is an effective method of linguistic investigation. Preface by: John Sinclair;... 321, 324, 340 H hapax legomena 54 header 304 Hidden Markov Models 306 homographs 74 Hong Kong University of Science and ... 382, 384 I ideational element 347 identity chains 360 imperative 328a€”30 indexed corpus 49 instructions 217 International Corpus of ... 217, 372 International Computer Archive of Modern English (ICAME) viii interpersonal I 63 interpersonal element 347 interrogativesanbsp;...

Title:Small Corpus Studies and ELT
Author:Mohsen Ghadessy, Alex Henry, Robert L. Roseberry
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2001-10-30


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