Teaching and Language Corpora

Teaching and Language Corpora

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Corpora are well-established as a resource for language research; they are now also increasingly being used for teaching purposes. This book is the first of its kind to deal explicitly and in a wide-ranging way with the use of corpora in teaching. It contains an extensive collection of articles by corpus linguists and practising teachers, covering not only the use of data to inform and create teaching materials but also the direct exploitation of corpora by students, both in the study of linguistics in general and in the acquisition of proficiency in individual languages, including English, Welsh, German, French and Italian. In addition, the book offers practical information on the sources of corpora and concordances, including those suitable for work on non-roman scripts such as Greek and Cyrillic.The retrieval system, called Lookup, is an exceptionally efficient and user-friendly means of access for language researchers to the riches of the corpus. ... of enquiry, and the queries can specify words, phrases, inflected variants, grammar codes and framework patterns in very flexible combinations. ... cobuild.collins.co. uk).

Title:Teaching and Language Corpora
Author:Anne Wichmann
Publisher:Addison Wesley Longman - 1997


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