LINGUIST List 32.1278

Mon Apr 12 2021

Books: Understanding Development and Proficiency in Writing: Durrant, Brenchley, McCallum

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Date: 12-Apr-2021
From: Rachel Tonkin <rtonkincambridge.org>
Subject: Understanding Development and Proficiency in Writing: Durrant, Brenchley, McCallum
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Title: Understanding Development and Proficiency in Writing
Subtitle: Quantitative Corpus Linguistic Approaches
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/applied-linguistics-and-second-language-acquisition/understanding-development-and-proficiency-writing-quantitative-corpus-linguistic-approaches?format=HB

Author: Philip Durrant
Author: Mark Brenchley
Author: Lee McCallum
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108477628 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108477628 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 84.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108477628 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.19
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108725804 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108725804 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108725804 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 26.83
Abstract:

Quantitative corpus research on written language development has expanded rapidly in recent years, assisted by the ever-increasing power and accessibility of software capable of reliably analysing huge collections of learner writing. For this work to reach its full potential, it is important that researchers have a strong understanding of its methodological foundations and of the existing empirical evidence base on which it can build. This book provides the most comprehensive discussion to date of research in this area. Covering both first and second language learning contexts, it sets out a coherent theoretical framework and systematically reviews studies published over the last seventy years in order to establish what such research has taught us about written language development, what it hasn't taught us, and what we should do next. Timely and original, this is an essential reference work for academic researchers and students of first and second language writing.

1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical and Methodological Foundations; 3. Development in Syntax; 4. Development in Vocabulary; 5. Development in Formulaic Language; 6. Development in Cohesion; 7. Conclusions; References; Index.


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

Written In: English (eng)

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