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Raising Teachers' Awareness of Corpora

Frankenberg-Garcia, A (2012) Raising Teachers' Awareness of Corpora Language Teaching, 45 (4). pp. 475-489.

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Abstract

The last couple of decades have seen a dramatic increase in corpus availability and a steady growth in the number of supporters of the use of corpora in language teaching. Yet there still seems to be a long way to go before corpora can be understood and used by language teachers in general. Novice corpus users often fail to grasp that corpora do not work in the same way as the more familiar language learning resources – such as dictionaries, grammar books and textbooks – that they are accustomed to using. I therefore propose a series of task-based, consciousness-raising exercises to help teachers (who are not corpus linguists) understand the basics of corpora. The tasks proposed are not about learning how to use a specific corpus or software, but about learning how to use corpora in genera

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > Languages and Translation
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Frankenberg-Garcia, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : October 2012
Identification Number : 10.1017/S0261444810000480
Uncontrolled Keywords : corpora, language teaching
Additional Information : Copyright 2012 Cambridge University Press. Reprinted with permission.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 26 Sep 2014 10:00
Last Modified : 04 Aug 2016 14:21
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806089

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