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LINGUIST List 17.445

Thu Feb 09 2006

Books: Applied Ling/Text/Corpus Linguistics: Gavioli

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Exploring Corpora for ESP Learning: Gavioli


Message 1: Exploring Corpora for ESP Learning: Gavioli
Date: 27-Jan-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Exploring Corpora for ESP Learning: Gavioli


Title: Exploring Corpora for ESP Learning
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 21
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SCL%2021

Author: Laura Gavioli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Hardback: ISBN: 9027222924 Pages: xi, 176 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027222924 Pages: xi, 176 Price: U.S. $ 119.00
Abstract:

This book investigates the effects of corpus work on the process of foreign
language learning in ESP settings. It suggests that observing learners at
work with corpus data can stimulate discussion and re-thinking of the
pedagogical implications of both the theoretical and empirical aspects of
corpus linguistics. The ideas presented here are developed from the
Data-Driven Learning approach introduced by Tim Johns in the early
nineties. The experience of watching students perform corpus analysis
provides the basis for the two main observations in the book: a) corpus
work provides students with a useful source of information about ESP
language features, b) the process of "search-and-discovery" implied in the
method of corpus analysis may facilitate language learning and promote
autonomy in learning language use. The discussion is carried out on the
basis of a series of corpus-based "explorations" by students and provides
suggestions for developing new tasks and tools for language learners.

Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Corpus linguistics and language teaching and learning: a background
3. Theoretical premises for teachers and learners
4. Corpus work, ESP and language learners
5. Guiding the learners to work with corpora and corpus data
6. Learners exploring corpora to observe and produce texts: spies in action
7. Concluding remarks
Appendices
References
Index

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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