LINGUIST List 13.239

Tue Jan 29 2002

Books: Corpus Linguistics.

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Corpus Linguistics: Small Corpus Studies and ELT. Theory and practice

Message 1: Corpus Linguistics: Small Corpus Studies and ELT. Theory and practice

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 11:33:21 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics: Small Corpus Studies and ELT. Theory and practice

New work from John Benjmains Publishing:

Small Corpus Studies and ELT. Theory and practice
Mohsen GHADESSY, Alex HENRY and Robert L. ROSEBERRY (University of Brunei / 
International Pacific College, Palmerston North, New Zealand) (eds.)

Studies in Corpus Linguistics 5
2001. xxiv, 420 pp.
US & Canada: 1 58811 035 4 / USD 114.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2275 4 / EUR 125.00 (Hardcover)

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

Contributions by: John Sinclair;Mohsen Ghadessy, Alex Henry and Robert
L. Roseberry; Robert de Beaugrande; Paul Nation; Mike Scott; John
Flowerdew; Alex Henry and Robert L. Roseberry; Marina Bondi; Vincent
Ooi; Peter Ragan; Geoff Barnbrook and John Sinclair; Ann Lawson; Geoff
Thompson; Mohsen Ghadessy and Yanjie Gao; Lynne Flowerdew; Chris

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