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Message 1: Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition...

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 11:16:38 +0000
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Subject: Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition...

Title: Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition and
 Foreign Language Teaching
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 6
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,
Book URL:
Availability: Available
Editor: Sylviane Granger, Universit´┐Ż Catholique de Louvain 
Editor: Joseph Hung, Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Editor: Stephanie Petch-Tyson, Universit´┐Ż Catholique de Louvain 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112934, Pages: x, 246 pp., Price: USD 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027217017, Pages: x, 246 pp., Price: EUR 80.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588112942, Pages: x, 246 pp., Price: USD 35.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027217025, Pages: x, 246 pp., Price: EUR 36.00
This book takes stock of current research into computer learner
corpora conducted both by ELT and SLA specialists. It should be of
particular interest to researchers looking to assess its relevance to
SLA theory and ELT practice. Throughout the volume, emphasis is also
placed on practical, methodological aspects of computer learner corpus
research, in particular the contribution of technology to the research
process. The advantages and disadvantages of automated and
semi-automated approaches are analyzed, the capabilities of linguistic
software tools investigated, the corpora (and compilation processes)
described in detail. In this way, an important function of the volume
is to give practical insight to researchers who may be considering
compiling a corpus of learner data or embarking on learner corpus

The volume is divided into three main sections: 

Section 1 gives a general overview of learner corpus research; 
Section 2 illustrates a range of corpus-based approaches to
	 interlanguage analysis;
Section 3 demonstrates the direct pedagogical relevance of learner
	 corpus work.

Table of Contents

Preface vii 
List of contributors ix 
I. The role of computer learner corpora in SLA research and FLT 
A Birds-eye view of learner corpus research 
 Sylviane Granger 3 
II. Corpus-based approaches to interlanguage 
Using bilingual corpus evidence in learner corpus research 
 Bengt Altenberg 37 
Modality in advanced Swedish learners written interlanguage 
 Karin Aijmer 55 
A corpus-based study of the L2-acquisition of the English verb system
 Alex Housen 77 
III. Corpus-based approaches to foreign language pedagogy 
The pedagogical value of native and learner corpora in EFL grammar
 Fanny Meunier 119 
Learner corpora and language testing: smallwords as markers of learner
 Angela Hasselgren 143 
Business English: Learner data from Belgium, Finland and the U. S. 
 Ulla Connor, Kristen Precht and Thomas A. Upton 175 
The TELEC secondary learner corpus: a resource for teacher development 
 Quentin Grant Allan 195 
Pedagogy and local learner corpora: working with learning-driven data 
 Barbara Seidlhofer 213 
Index 235
Lingfield(s): Computational Linguistics
		Language Acquisition
		Language Learning (Language Acquisition)
Written In: English (Language Code: English)
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