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Schaeffer-Lacroix, Eva. 2015. Talking about German verb particles identified in concordance lines – from spontaneous to expert-like metatalk. Language Awareness 24 (4) : 127–143.
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Johns (1997) argues that corpus-informed metatalk with a foreign language expert helps trainee writers to book progress in autonomous text revision. This so-called kibbitzing method was mixed into a German course -based on the TV soap Weissensee-, offered to a group of French students, which covered online discussions centered on verb particles regarded as pertinent for execution of the writing task, namely to contrive a film script scene for the Weissensee series. The students acquired more insight into the semantic intricacy of verb particles, and a better grasp of the relation between content and form.