Chapter in:Beyond Concordance Lines: Corpora in language education
Edited by Pascual Pérez-Paredes and Geraldine Mark
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 102] 2021
► pp. 58–74
Looking back on 25 years of TaLC
In conversation with Profs Mike McCarthy and Tony McEnery
This chapter is the result of a conversation between Professors Tony McEnery and Michael McCarthy, two of the greatest names in the fields of corpus linguistics and the corpus-based analysis and teaching of the English language. They share their views and experiences of the areas discussed in this volume, including the relationship between DDL and SLA research, the role of formulaic language, spoken language and pragmatics as areas of potential applications of learner corpus research (LCR) methods, the role of frequency in language learning and teaching and, among others, annotation.
Keywords: data-driven learning (DDL) and second language acquisition (SLA), barriers to DDL, formulaic language, pragmatics, frequency, annotation