Small Corpus Studies and ELT

Theory and practice

| University of Brunei
| International Pacific College, Palmerston North, New Zealand
| International Pacific College, Palmerston North, New Zealand
ISBN 9789027222756 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588110350 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027298072 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
Recent developments in this field of small corpus studies, largely brought about by the personal computer, have yielded remarkable insights into the nature and use of real language. This book presents work by a number of leading researchers in the field and covers a series of topics directly related to language teaching and language research. The ultimate aim of this book is to encourage the exploitation of small corpora by the ELT profession to make language learning more effective. In addition to descriptions of the basic corpus analysis tools, chapters in the collection cover syllabus and materials design, comparisons of different genres, descriptions of local and functional grammars, compilation and use of learner corpora, and making cross-linguistic comparisons. The message of this collection is that language use is purposeful and culture specific and that small corpus analysis is an effective method of linguistic investigation.
Preface by: John Sinclair;
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 5]  2001.  xxiv, 420 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
John McH. Sinclair
Mohsen Ghadessy, Alex Henry and Robert L. Roseberry
Section I: Corpus analysis: from large to small
1. Large corpora, small corpora, and the learning of “language”
Robert de Beaugrande
Section II: Tools for small corpus analysis
2. Using small corpora to investigate learner needs: Two vocabulary research tools
I.S.P. Nation
3. Comparing corpora and identifying key words, collocations, and frequency distributions through the Word Smith Tools suite of computer programs
Mike Scott
Section III: Analysing and teaching language variation in genres through small corpora
4. Concordancing as a tool in course design
John Flowerdew
5. Using a small corpus to obtain data for teaching a genre
Alex Henry and Robert L. Roseberry
6. Small corpora and language variation: Reflexivity across genres
Marina Bondi
7. Investigating and teaching genres using the World Wide Web
Vincent B.Y. Ooi
Section IV: Small corpora and the investigation of English structure
8. Classroom use of a systemic functional small learner corpus
Peter H. Ragan
9. Specialised corpus, local and functional grammars
Geoff Barnbrook and John McH. Sinclair
Section V: Using parallel corpora as a source of classroom data
10. Collecting, aligning and analysing parallel corpora
Ann Lawson
11. Corpus, comparison, culture: Doing the same things differently in different cultures
Geoff Thompson †
12. Small corpora and translation: Comparing thematic organization in two languages
Mohsen Ghadessy and Yanjie Gao
Section VI: Using learner corpora in ELT
13. The exploitation of small learner corpora in EAP materials design
Lynne Flowerdew
14. Small corpora and teaching writing
Christopher Tribble
Name index
Subject index
“The volume highlights the relevance of small corpora in both language learning and teaching. In addition to the description of basic corpus analysis tools, it covers various issues (compilation and use of learner corpus, comparison of genres, cross-linguistic comparison, teaching-materials design, description of local and functional grammars) important for language education and research.”
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