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  1. paul, How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching: Sinclair (Ed)

Message 1: How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching: Sinclair (Ed)

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 11:31:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching: Sinclair (Ed)

Title: How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 12

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: John McH. Sinclair

Paperback: ISBN: 9027222835, Pages: viii, 308 pp., Price: EURO 36.00


After decades of being overlooked, corpus evidence is becoming an
important component of the teaching and learning of languages. Above
all, the profession needs guidance in the practicalities of using
corpora, interpreting the results and applying them to the problems
and opportunities of the classroom. This book is intensely practical,
written mainly by a new generation of language teachers who are
acknowledged experts in central aspects of the discipline. It offers
advice on what to do in the classroom, how to cope with teachers'
queries about language, what corpora to use including learner corpora
and spoken corpora and how to handle the variability of language; it
reports on some current research and explains how the access software
is constructed, including an opportunity for the practitioner to write
small but useful programs; and it takes a look into the future of
corpora in language teaching.

Table of contents

List of contributors vii 
John McH. Sinclair 1--10 
The corpus and the teacher 
In the classroom 13 
In the classroom: Corpora in the classroom: An overview and some
	reflections on future developments
Silvia Bernardini 15--36 
In preparation: What teachers have always wanted to know -- and how
	corpora can help
Amy B.M. Tsui 39--61 
Resources -- Corpora 
Corpus variety: Corpus linguistics, language variation, and language
Susan Conrad 67--85 
Spoken - general: Spoken corpus for an ordinary learner
Anna Mauranen 89--105 
Spoken - an example: The use of concordancing in the teaching of
Lu�sa Alice Santos Pereira 109--122 
Learner corpora: Learner corpora and their potential for language
Nadja Nesselhauf 125--152 
Composition: The use of adverbial connectors in Hungarian university
	students' argumentative essays
Gyula Tank� 157--181 
Textbooks: A corpus-driven approach to modal auxiliaries and their
Ute R�mer 185--199 
Resources -- Computing 
Basic processing: Software for corpus access and analysis
Michael Barlow 205--221 
Programming: Simple Perl programming for corpus work
Pernilla Danielsson 225--246 
Network: Learner oral corpora and network - based language teaching:
	Scope and foundations
Pascual P�rez-Paredes 249--268 
New evidence, new priorities, new attitudes
John McH. Sinclair 271--299 
Notes on contributors 301 
Index 305

Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics
		Language Acquisition
		Text/Corpus Linguistics
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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