Corpora and Language Teaching

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The articles in this edited volume represent a broad coverage of areas. They discuss the role and effectiveness of corpora and corpus-linguistic techniques for language teaching but also deal with broader issues such as the relationship between corpora and second language teaching and how the different perspectives of foreign language teachers and applied linguists can be reconciled. A number of concrete examples are given of how authentic corpus material can be used for different learning activities in the classroom. It is also shown how specific learner problems for example in the area of phraseology can be studied on the basis of learner corpora and textbook corpora. On the basis of learner corpora of speech and writing it is further shown that even advanced learners of English are uncertain about stylistic and text type differences.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 33]  2009.  viii, 232 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction: Corpora and language teaching
Karin Aijmer
Part 1. Corpora and second-language acquisition
The contribution of learner corpora to second language acquisition and foreign language teaching: A critical evaluation
Sylviane Granger
Some thoughts on corpora and second-language acquisition
Stig Johansson
Part 2. The direct corpus approach
Who benefits from learning how to use corpora?
Solveig Granath
Oslo Interactive English: Corpus-driven exercises on the Web
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling
Corpus research and practice: What help do teachers need and what can we offer?
Ute Römer
Part 3. The indirect corpus approach
Themes in Swedish advanced learners' writing in English
Jennifer Herriman and Mia Bostrom Aronsson
Thematic choice and expression of stance in English argumentative texts by Norwegian learners
Hilde Hasselgård
The usefulness of corpus-based descriptions of English for learners: The case of relative frequency
Susan Hunston
Part 4. New types of corpora
Income/interest/net: Using internal criteria to determine the aboutness of a text
Winnie Cheng
New types of corpora for new educational challenges: Collecting, annotating and exploiting a corpus of textbook material
Fanny Meunier and Céline Gouverneur
The grammar of conversation in advanced spoken learner English: Learner corpus data and language-pedagogical implications
Joybrato Mukherjee
“Aijmer has succeeded in bringing together ten noteworthy contributions that allow the volume (and its readers) to take stock of the the state of the current relationship between corpora and language teaching. [...] this volume presents a collection of cutting edge research which is likely to be highly influential in shaping future directions in the area of corpus linguistics and language teaching.”
“This work provides a valuable contribution in filling the still existing gap between the wealth of theoretical knowledge on the one hand and practical applications on the other. The essays in this volume have been written by established scholars with great expertise in this area of research, and who else then Karin Aijmer, with her expertise and broad range of publications in this field of corpus research and language teaching, could have been better placed to bring these together in a volume.”
“Over the last forty years corpus linguistics has made impressive progress in producing numerous corpora and making user-friendly software accessible to linguists, but there is scant evidence of widespread use of this methodology in language classrooms – even most textbook writers shy away from corpora. The problem is how to reach teachers and students with information about corpora and what they can do. Hence this volume edited by Karin Aijmer will serve as a welcome guide and source of inspiration for language teachers who want a new tool for educational challenges. The contributions from a dozen eminent applied linguists cover a great many topics, including spoken English, which recent research has taught us is a far cry from written language and a major hurdle for foreign students, and learner corpora, which are dedicated pedagogical tools in focussing on transfer effects in learner production.”
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