Corpora and Language Learners
Guy Aston | University of Bologna at Forlì
Silvia Bernardini | University of Bologna at Forlì
Dominic Stewart | University of Bologna at Forlì
Corpus-aided language pedagogy is one of the central application areas of corpus methodologies, and a test bed for theories of language and learning. This volume provides an overview of current trends, offering methodological and theoretical position statements along with results from empirical studies. The relationship between corpora and learning is examined from complementary perspectives — the study of learner language, the didactic use of corpus findings, and the interaction between corpora and their users. Reflections on current theory and technology open and close the volume.
With its focus on the learner and the learning setting, Corpora and Language Learners is addressed to corpus linguists with an interest in learner language, applied linguists wishing to expand their understanding of corpora and their pedagogic potential, and language teachers wishing to critically assess the relevance of work in this field.
This volume grew out of selected presentations at the 5th Teaching and Language Corpora conference in Bertinoro, Italy.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 17] 2004. vi, 312 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
IntroductionDominic Stewart, Silvia Bernardini and Guy Aston | pp. 1–18
A theory for TaLC?
The textual priming of LexisMichael Hoey | pp. 21–41
Corpora by learners?
Multiple comparisons of IL, L1 and TL corpora: The case of L2 acquisition of verb subcategorization patterns by Japanese learners of EnglishYukio Tono | pp. 45–66
New wine in old skins? A corpus investigation of L1 syntactic transfer in learner languageLars Borin | pp. 67–87
Demonstratives as anaphora markers in advanced leaners' EnglishAgnieszka Leńko-Szymańska | pp. 89–107
How learner corpus analysis can contribute to language teaching: A study of support verb constructionsNadja Nesselhauf | pp. 109–124
The problem-solution pattern in apprentice vs. professional technical writing: an application of appraisal theoryLynne Flowerdew | pp. 125–135
Using a corpus of children's writing to test a solution to the sample size problem affecting type-token ratiosN. Chipere, D. Malvern and Brian Richards | pp. 139–147
Corpora for learners?
Comparing real and ideal language learner input: The use of an EFL textbook corpus in corpus linguistics and language teachingUte Römer | pp. 151–168
Can the L in TALC stand for Literature?Bernhard Kettemann and Georg Marko | pp. 169–193
Speech corpora in the classroomAnna Mauranen | pp. 195–211
Lost in parallel concordancesAna Frankenberg-Garcia | pp. 213–229
Corpora with learners?
Examining native speakers' and learners' investigation of the same concordance data and its implications for classroom concordancing with ELF learnersPassapong Sripicharn | pp. 233–245
Some Lessons Students Learn: Self-discovery and CorporaPascual Pérez-Paredes and Pascual Cantos Gómez | pp. 247–257
Student use of large, annotated corpora to analyze syntactic variationMark Davies | pp. 259–269
A future for TaLC?
Facilitating the compilation and dissemination of ad-hoc web corporaWilliam H. Fletcher | pp. 273–300
Index | pp. 301–305
Bionotes | pp. 307–311
“For anyone interested in finding out about the present state of the art of research in the rapidly evolving field of teaching language and linguistics using corpora, this volume provides a broad overview covering many different areas of research and topics that are being addressed.”
Nelleke Oostdijk, Radboud University Nijmegen, in English Studies 88(3), 2007
“Aston et al's 2004 collection will be a valuable resource for teachers seeking working and prospective solutions, as well as up-to-date theoretical motivations, for corpus-informed teaching practice.”
Przemyslaw Kaszubski, Adam Mickiewicz University, on Linguist List 16.1893 (2005)
“This volume is a nice addition to the Benjamins series Studies in Corpus Linguistics. For anyone interested in corpora and issues related to using corpora in the language classroom, this book covers a range of topics from a variety of perspectives. The topics covered and the number of chapters that address actual classroom use of corpora reflect the increased interest in corpora as an area of relevance for language instructors.”
Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University, in Studies in Second Language Acquisition 28(1), 2006
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