Editor: Karin Aijmer
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The articles in this edited volume represent a broad coverage of areas. They discuss the role and effectiveness of corpora and corpus-linguistic techniques for language teaching but also deal with broader issues such as the relationship between corpora and second language teaching and how the different perspectives of foreign language teachers and applied linguists can be reconciled. A number of concrete examples are given of how authentic corpus material can be used for different learning activities in the classroom. It is also shown how specific learner problems for example in the area of phraseology can be studied on the basis of learner corpora and textbook corpora. On the basis of learner corpora of speech and writing it is further shown that even advanced learners of English are uncertain about stylistic and text type differences.
Table of contents
List of contributors vii-viii Introduction: Corpora and language teaching Karin Aijmer 1-10 Part 1. Corpora and second-language acquisition 11 The contribution of learner corpora to second language acquisition and foreign language teaching: A critical evaluation Sylviane Granger 13-332 Some thoughts on corpora and second-language acquisition Stig Johansson 33-44 Part 2. The direct corpus approach 45 Who benefits from learning how to use corpora? Solveig Granath 47-65 Oslo Interactive English: Corpus-driven exercises on the Web Signe Oksefjell-Ebeling 67-82 Corpus research and practice: What help do teachers need and what can we offer? Ute Römer 83-98 Part 3. The indirect corpus approach 99 Themes in Swedish advanced learners' writing in English Jennifer Herriman and Mia Bostrom Aronsson 101-120 Thematic choice and expression of stance in English argumentative texts by Norwegian learners Hilde Hasselgård 121-139 The usefulness of corpus-based descriptions of English for learners: The case of relative frequency Susan Hunston 141-154 Part 4. New types of corpora 155 Income/interest/net: Using internal criteria to determine the aboutness of a text Winnie Cheng 157-177 New types of corpora for new educational challenges: Collecting, annotating and exploiting a corpus of textbook material Fanny Meunier and Céline Gouverneur 179-201 The grammar of conversation in advanced spoken learner English: Learner corpus data and language-pedagogical implications Joybrato Mukherjee 203-230 Index 231-232
"Aijmer has succeeded in bringing together ten noteworthy contributions that allow the volume (and its readers) to take stock of the the state of the current relationship between corpora and language teaching. [...] this volume presents a collection of cutting edge research which is likely to be highly influential in shaping future directions in the area of corpus linguistics and language teaching." Lieven Buysse, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, in International Journal of Corpus Linguistics Vol. 14:4: 549-556 (2009)
"... this volume edited by Karin Aijmer will serve as a welcome guide and source of inspiration for language teachers who want a new tool for educational challenges." Jan Svartvik, Lund University, Sweden