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Language teachers with corpora in mind: from starting steps to walking tall

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dc.contributor.author Chambers, Angela
dc.contributor.author Farr, Fiona
dc.contributor.author O'Riordan, Stéphanie
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-07T14:30:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-07T14:30:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4583
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Although the use of corpus data in language learning is a steadily growing research area, direct access to corpora by teachers and learners and the use of the data in the classroom are developing slowly. This paper explores how teachers can integrate corpus approaches in their practice. After situating the topic in relation to current research and practice in ICT and language learning, we examine some easily available resources, suggesting how they can provide examples of naturally occurring discourse for use in the language classroom. Beginning with easily available online corpus resources with built-in concordancers which require no prior technical training, we continue by discussing the challenges which more advanced use of corpora presents. This is illustrated by examples from corpora of business communication and casual conversation. We conclude by emphasising that there is considerable scope for both research and dissemination in relation to corpus applications in language learning. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Language Learning Journal;39 (1), pp. 85-104
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2010.520728
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in The Language Learning Journal 2011 © copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2010.520728 en_US
dc.subject language learning en_US
dc.subject corpora en_US
dc.subject teaching en_US
dc.title Language teachers with corpora in mind: from starting steps to walking tall 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
dc.date.updated 2015-08-07T14:13:44Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1130762
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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