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corpus studies, elementary and high school texts
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ABOUT A MONTH AGO I POSTED TO THE LIST ABOUT MY CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST, CORPUS RESEARCH OF THE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE OF K-12 TEXTBOOKS. THE PROBLEM AS I SEE IT IS OFTEN K-12 TEACHERS ARE TOLD TO TEACH ''ACADEMIC LANGUAGE'' WITHOUT ANY SPECIFICS ON WHAT THAT ACTUALLY IS.
UTE ROMER OF UNIVERSITY OF HANOVER KINDLY RESPONDED BY SENDING A COUPLE OF ARTICLES ON CORPUS RESARCH BEING DONE IN GERMANY, COMPARING THE LANGUAGE USED IN A SMALL CORPUSS OF GERMAN EFL TEXTS AND WITH THE BRITISH NATIONAL CORPUS. ITEMS STUDIED WERE ''IF CLAUSES'' AND PRESENT PARTICIPLE FORMS: THEIR CONTEXTS, USES, AND FORMS. DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND BETWEEN ''SCHOOL'' ENGLISH AND AUTHENTIC ENGLISH. (A MEMORABLE EXAMPLE OF AN IF-CLAUSE FROM AN EFL TEXTBOOK: ''IF YOU EAT YOUR HAT, YOU'LL BE ILL.'') METHODS FOR COMPILING A SMALL CORPUS AND PEDAGOGICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVING TEACHING MATERIALS WERE
COVERED. THANK YOU, UTE.
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