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Integrating corpus consultation in language studies

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Show simple item record Chambers, Angela 2014-07-29T14:57:13Z 2014-07-29T14:57:13Z 2005
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Alongside developments in language research, the potential of corpora as a resource in language learning and teaching has been evident to researchers and teachers since the late 1960s. Despite publications which emphasise the benefits of corpus consultation for language learners (Bernardini, 2002; Kennedy & Miceli, 2001), there is little evidence to suggest that direct corpus consultation is coming to be seen as a complement or alternative to consultation of a dictionary, course book, or grammar by the majority of learners. There is thus a need for research to underpin the integration of corpora and concordancing in the language-learning environment. This study begins with an account of published research relating to course design and structure in the area of corpus consultation by language learners. The focus then narrows to the initial training of learners in corpus consultation, using as an example a course involving undergraduate students on several language degree programmes. The results of the students' consultation of the corpora are examined, including choice of search word(s), analytical skills, the problems encountered, and their evaluation of the activity. The results reveal how corpus consultation can complement traditional language-learning resources, while also raising questions concerning its integration in the language-learning environment. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii * National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Language Learning and Technology;9 (2), pp. 111-125
dc.rights First published in Language Learning and Technology en_US
dc.subject language learning en_US
dc.subject teaching en_US
dc.subject corpus consultation en_US
dc.title Integrating corpus consultation in language studies en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2014-07-29T14:51:30Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1130767
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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