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LINGUIST List 23.5028

Mon Dec 03 2012

Books: New Trends in Corpora and Language Learning: Frankenberg-Garcia, Flowerdew, Aston (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Nov-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: New Trends in Corpora and Language Learning: Frankenberg-Garcia, Flowerdew, Aston (Eds)
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Title: New Trends in Corpora and Language Learning
Series Title: Corpus and Discourse

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
http://www.continuumbooks.com


Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/new-trends-in-corpora-and-language-learning-9781441182111/


Editor: Ana Frankenberg-Garcia
Editor: Lynne Flowerdew
Editor: Guy Aston

Paperback: ISBN: 144118211X 9781441182111 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 27.99


Abstract:

This book provides an up-to-date snapshot of recent research and developments
in the use of corpora for language learning and teaching. It is divided into
three parts. Part I focusses on innovative uses of corpora by language
teachers and learners. These cover the world's first corpus-based TV
program for the teaching of English conversation, as well as corpus-based
approaches to the teaching of EAP, cultural studies and translation. Part II
focuses on new corpus-based tools for LSP learning. Part III illustrates
research findings from corpora consisting of language learner data and
discusses their implications for language teaching and learning. It will
appeal to scholars in both language teaching and learning and corpus and
computational linguistics.

"In this collection we see how corpora can bring benefits to students in such
diverse areas as translation studies, academic writing and general language
education. The chapters also remind us of how valuable it is to use corpus
tools to investigate learner language and – centrally – of how and why one
might put the tools for investigating language corpora into the hands of
learners themselves. This is essential reading for language teachers and
researchers with an interest in the direction of travel of corpus applications
in language education. The volume helps us to understand where we have come
from and points out those areas where we are likely to see the most value in
future work in the investigation and use of corpus data in foreign language
teaching and learning." Christopher Tribble, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics,
Department of Education and Professional Studies King's College, London, UK

Contents: Introduction \ Preface by Lou Burnard \ Part I. Corpora with
language learners \ 1. TALC in action: recent innovations in corpus-based
English language teaching in Japan Yukio Tono \ 2. Using a corpus to teach
rhetorical functions: students' evaluation of a hands-on concordancing
approach Maggie Charles \ 3. Tracing the Emo side of life: using a corpus of
an alternative youth culture discourse to teach cultural studies Bernhard
Kettemann \ 4.Working with different corpora in translation teaching Natalie
Kübler \ 5. A guided collaboration tool for online concordancing with EAP
learners Przemyslaw Kaszubski \ Part II. Corpora for language learners \ 6. A
corpus-based approach to automatic feedback for learners' miscollocations
Anne Li-E Liu, David Wible and Nai-Lung Tsao \ 7. Multimodal
functional-notional concordancing Francesca Coccetta \ 8. Academic language
and corpus integration in context-based MT Alejandro Curado Fuentes \ 9. Using
Corpora in the Learning and Teaching of Phraseological Variation Martin Warren
\ 10. The SACODEYL search tool: exploiting corpora for language learning
purposes Johannes Widmann, Kurt Kohn and Ramon Ziai \ Part III. Corpora by
language learners: learner language \ 11. Oral learner corpora and assessment
of speaking skills John Osborne \ 12. Positive and negative evaluation in
native and learner speech Sylvie De Cock \ 13. BAWE: an introduction to a new
resource Hilary Nesi \ 14. Exploring the marking of stance in argumentative
essays written by EFL learners and native speakers of English Anna-Maria
Hatzitheodorou and Marina Mattheoudakis \ 15. Polishing papers for
publication: palimpsests or procrustean beds? John McKenny and Karen Bennett \
Bibliography \ Index




Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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