Part ofLinguistic Approaches to Portuguese as an Additional Language
Edited by Karina Veronica Molsing, Cristina Becker Lopes Perna and Ana Maria Tramunt Ibaños
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 24] 2020
► pp. 167–190
Despite the salient benefits of using language corpora to guide and promote second language acquisition, it is not a straightforward proposition to develop a pedagogical approach based on the use of a language corpus. In the present chapter, we address the implementation of Flowerdew’s concept of “pedagogic mediation” through the use of a guided-induction, corpus-based approach to the teaching of Portuguese as a third language to speakers of Spanish and English. We use a contrastive approach and focus on linguistic properties that are systematically different in Portuguese and Spanish and that could potentially be subject to negative crosslinguistic influence.