Corpus based Language Studies

Corpus based Language Studies

Probably the best - known learner corpus is the International Corpus of Learner English ( ICLE ; see Granger 2003a ) . At present the corpus contains approximately three million words of essays written by advanced learners of English ...

Author: Tony McEnery

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415286239

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Covering the major approaches to the use of corpus data, this work gathers together influential readings from leading names in the discipline, including Biber, Widdowson, Sinclair, Carter and McCarthy.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching

How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching

Examples of other big written corpora of learner English of one L1 group are the TeleNex Student Corpus, which currently contains about 3 million words of compositions written by secondary school students from Hong Kong, the Chi— nese ...

Author: John McH. Sinclair

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027295576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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After decades of being overlooked, corpus evidence is becoming an important component of the teaching and learning of languages. Above all, the profession needs guidance in the practicalities of using corpora, interpreting the results and applying them to the problems and opportunities of the classroom. This book is intensely practical, written mainly by a new generation of language teachers who are acknowledged experts in central aspects of the discipline. It offers advice on what to do in the classroom, how to cope with teachers' queries about language, what corpora to use including learner corpora and spoken corpora and how to handle the variability of language; it reports on some current research and explains how the access software is constructed, including an opportunity for the practitioner to write small but useful programs; and it takes a look into the future of corpora in language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

( MSE ) ED 424 742 FL 025 513 Liu , Dilin Acquisition of Culturally - Loaded Words in EFL . ... Subjects were 125 intermediateand advanced - level EFL students at a Chinese university and 61 native English - speaking students from an ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000006323350

Category: Education

Page: 340

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Categories: Education

Words for Students of English

Words for Students of English

Author: Holly Deemer Rogerson

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822982226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Advanced Students Knowledge of Vocabulary in a First and Second Language

Advanced Students    Knowledge of Vocabulary in a First and Second Language

2.1 Introduction An L2 student of English is faced with the no mean task of learning the language that contains more ... of the English Language (1963) (Dupuy, 1974; Goulden et al., 1990) show that if compound words, obsolete words, ...

Author: Monica Karlsson

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781800415263

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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This book offers a comprehensive investigation into advanced students’ knowledge of vocabulary in their L1 and L2. As a cross-sectional study, it examines the quantitative aspects of students’ vocabulary knowledge through parallel tests of upper secondary level vocabulary, specialised vocabulary, and advanced vocabulary in both their L1 and L2. It also, primarily in qualitative terms, investigates students' L1 and L2 knowledge of polysemous words, lexical fields of near synonyms and false friends. Knowledge of derivative forms, idioms, proverbs, idiomatically used prepositions and multi-word verbs offer insights into both the breadth and depth of students’ L1 and L2 vocabulary knowledge. Finally, it considers the extent to which students’ results can be attributed to differences between inferencing skills in their L1 and L2. In each subfield, the pedagogical implications of the findings are discussed. This book will be of interest to teachers and researchers focusing on the teaching and learning of vocabulary.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines