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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey of Corpus Applications in Language Teaching
Author:   Christopher Tribble
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Query:   Dear Colleagues - this is the 3rd or 4th survey that I've made in the last
20 years of the extent to which language teachers are using corpora in
their professional practice. I'm running this one as part of my
preparation for a plenary lecture I will be giving at the TALC conference
in Warsaw in July.

If you involved in language education, I would be very grateful if you
could complete the short survey that you will find at:

Please complete the survey even if you're NOT using corpora in your
work as a language teacher - part of my interest is to see why people
do, and do not, make use of these kinds of resource in language
education. I'd also be very grateful if you could forward this invitation to
any other lists that you subscribe to, or organisations whose members
might be interested.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Best regards

Chris Tribble
www.ctribble.co.uk // ctribble@clara.co.uk
London: +44 207 833 47271
Cheshire: +44 161 929 4411
LL Issue: 23.2535
Date posted: 30-May-2012


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