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Title: Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching
Edited By: Tony Harris
María Moreno Jaén
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 128

Derived from the successful International Seminar on Corpus Linguistics,
New Trends in Language Teaching and Translation Studies: In Honour of John
Sinclair (Granada, September 2008), organised by the research groups ADELEX
(Assessing and Developing Lexical Competence) and ECPC (European Comparable
and Parallel Corpora), seven contributions from well-known scholars in the
field focus their attention on recent advances made in Corpus Linguistics
in Language Teaching. The first four chapters deal with more practical
issues of applying corpora to language learning and teaching, examining
particularly the integration of data-driven learning and different types of
corpora including pedagogical, spoken multimedia and parallel. The last
three chapters are concerned more with corpus-based research for language
teaching arguing for more refined statistical methodology, comparing
conversational features of the British National Corpus with a micro-corpus
of movies and forwarding the case for research into corpus-based,
meaning-oriented multimodal annotation, respectively. This volume is homage
to John Sinclair's academic legacy and the groundbreaking work which
continues to honour his name.

Contents: Tony Harris/María Moreno Jaén: Introduction - Alex Boulton:
Data-Driven Learning: On Paper, in Practice - Pascual Pérez-Paredes: Corpus
Linguistics and Language Education in Perspective: Appropriation and the
Possibilities Acenario - Sabine Braun: Getting past 'Groundhog Day': Spoken
Multimedia Corpora for Student-centred Corpus Exploration - Angela
Chambers: Contrastive Language Data: From Translation Studies to Language
Learning and Teaching - Stefan Th. Gries: Methodological skills in Corpus
Linguistics: A Polemic and Some Pointers towards Quantitative mMthods -
María Elena Rodríguez Martín: Comparing Parts of Speech and Semantic
Domains in the BNC and a Micro-corpus of Movies: Is Film Language the 'Real
Thing'? - Anthony Baldry/Kay L. O'Halloran: Research into the Annotation of
a Multimodal Corpus of University Websites: An Illustration of Multimodal
Corpus Linguistics.

Tony Harris is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of
Granada. One of his main areas of research is non-verbal communication in
language teaching. He has published numerous articles such as «Listening
with your eyes: the importance of speech-related gestures in the language
classroom» in Foreign Language Annals and «Teacher gestures» in Teacher
Trainer. He is currently working on a multimodal analysis of nonverbal
behaviour in film clips.

María Moreno Jaén lectures in Applied Linguistics at the University of
Granada. She has published a number of articles on Computer Assisted
Language Learning (CALL), corpus-based lexical teaching and testing,
including the recent «An update of ADELEX: Developing the lexical
competence of Spanish university students through ICT in the ESHE» in
Computer Assisted Language Learning, co-authored with Carmen Pérez Basanta.
She has co-edited issues in journals such as Language Forum and Indian
Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034305242
Pages: 214
Prices: U.S. $ 58.95
U.K. £ 34.20
Europe EURO 38.00