LINGUIST List 9.672

Fri May 8 1998

Books: Computers and Linguistics

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  1. Simon Collins, Computers and Linguistics

Message 1: Computers and Linguistics

Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 10:41:26 +0100
From: Simon Collins <>
Subject: Computers and Linguistics

 Professor of English Linguistics and Language at the Catholic 
 University of Louvain, Belgium
 Paper 0 582 29883 0
 256 pages 1998
 Studies in Language and Linguistics Series
 The first book of its kind, Learner English on Computer is intended to 
 provide linguists, students of linguistics and other language and ELT 
 professionals with a highly accessible and comprehensive introduction 
 to the new and rapidly-expanding field of corpus-based research into 
 learner language. Edited by the founder and co-ordinator of the 
 International Corpus of Learner English (ICLE), the book contains 
 articles on all aspects of corpus compilation, design and analysis.
 * provides a comprehensive overview of the field, explaining 
 links with corpus and applied linguistics, second language acquisition 
 and ELT
 * reviews the software tools which are currently available for 
 analysing learner language and contains useful examples of how they 
 can be used
 * contains eight case studies in which computer learner corpora 
 are analysed
 * the articles contain a wide range of methodologies with broad 
 general application
 * contains chapters which look at how Computer Learner Corpus 
 (CLC) based studies can help improve pedagogical tools: EFL grammars, 
 dictionaries, writing textbooks and electronic tools. 
 * implications for classroom methodology are also discussed.
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