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Evaluating the use of corpus-based instruction in a language teacher education context: perspectives from the users

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Show simple item record Farr, Fiona 2015-08-11T14:26:27Z 2015-08-11T14:26:27Z 2008
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A recent practice in the study of language on teacher education programmes has been the use of electronic corpora, and we are therefore still at the initial stages of exploring key issues relating to their integration. Despite arguments for and against their adaptation, there is a dearth of evaluative research examining student teachers' perceptions of learning and teaching through corpus-based activities. This paper has two main foci. Firstly, it reports some of the ways in which corpora have been incorporated into a language systems module on an MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) programme over a two-year period. More significantly, it outlines the findings from survey results, which uncover student teachers' perspectives on their experiences of using corpora. Additionally, it explores the potentials and problems foreseen by these practitioners in relation to using such an approach in their careers. The investigation of these pertinent issues with a participant group of 25 student teachers (STs) leads to the conclusion that there is generally a positive predisposition towards the use of corpora. These attitudes vary in relation to the projected adaptation in EL teaching, and the results also show that the real teaching scenario often does not permit the ideal of full application. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Language Awarness;17 (1), pp. 25-43
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 Language Awarness 2008 © copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject corpus linguistics en_US
dc.subject evaluation en_US
dc.subject language teacher education en_US
dc.title Evaluating the use of corpus-based instruction in a language teacher education context: perspectives from the users 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 2015-08-11T14:17:03Z
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dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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