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|Name:||Robert E Poole|
|Institution:||University of Arizona|
|Email:||click here to access email|
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|Specialty:||Corpus Approaches to Grammar and Context, Genre, Second Language Writing|
|Selected Publications:||Poole, R.E. (2012). Concordance-based glosses for academic vocabulary acquisition. CALICO journal, 29 (4), 679-693.
Poole, R.E. (2011). A review of real grammar: a corpus-based approach to english. Second language writing news, 2(1).
|Courses Taught:||I have taught freshman composition to native speakers and non-native speakers of English for the past 3.5 years (2 years at the University of Alabama and another 1.5 at the University of Arizona. I also teach English 406 Modern English Grammar at the U. of Arizona. I believe it is this course that best displays my knowledge of grammar, context, and corpus approaches. The course description and objectives follow:
'Course Description: This course is applicable to a wide variety of students, including those majoring in Linguistics, English, and Education. English 255 or a comparable introduction to linguistics course is the prerequisite. Through a series of lectures, discussions, and projects, students will gain the analytic tools and knowledge to understand the structure and usage of English grammar. Functional and Corpus-based approaches and the influence of context on grammar will be points of emphasis for the course.
1. develop knowledge and skills in analyzing and understanding grammar and usage
2. understand how grammar is used to enable and facilitate communication
3. learn the role context plays in grammar
4. study and understand various theories/approaches to the grammar of English
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