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Show simple item record Vaughan, Elaine McCarthy, Michael J 2016-12-01T12:53:49Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 9781138859814
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The significance of corpora, and corpus-based research, for second language teaching and learning has, to an extent at least, become axiomatic; however, progress continues and is required in relation to how insights from the systematic analysis of real texts in the real world can be harnessed to enhance second language teaching and learning. This chapter traces the development of contemporary corpus linguistics over the past number of decades, placing it first in its historical and scholarly context before highlighting some principle areas in which research into corpora has contributed in both direct and indirect ways to developments/enhancements in second language teaching and learning.There can be no doubt that the corpus revolution in language teaching and learning has had a major impact on thinking about what we teach, how we approach it, and on teaching and learning resources. In the case of English, not only have corpora changed the face of reference works and other materials, they have also increasingly enhanced our understanding of the differences between speaking and writing and generated fresh interest in aspects of SLA such as the development of interlanguage as evidenced in learner corpora, along with a better understanding of social and pragmatic aspects of competence. Alongside these developments there have been healthy debates on the models of English which corpora can offer and a move from the early days of mega-corpora, compiled to assist the writing of dictionaries and reference grammars, to more varied, smaller and specialized corpora that have underpinned academic, professional and vocational English teaching and given a new impetus to the study of the great variety of Englishes used in the contemporary world.  en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge; Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, Hinkel, Eli (ed);Vol: 111, chapter 13
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 Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, vol 111, 2017 © Routledge: Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject corpora en_US
dc.subject second language teaching en_US
dc.title Research in corpora in language teaching and learning en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2016-11-30T11:11:38Z
dc.description.version Accepted 2018-11-21
dc.embargo.terms 2018-05-21 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2692734
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning Volume III
dc.description.status Peer reviewed

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