Using Corpora in Language Teaching

Using Corpora in Language Teaching - Michael McCarthy & Jane Evison, Penn State
Author(s): 
Michael McCarthy & Jane Evison, Penn State
Publication Type: 
PDF
Year: 
2004
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2 Pages

CALPER Digest
This digest, in addition to defining a corpus (plural: corpora) and briefly describing different types of corpora (e.g., very large, medium-sized, parallel), focuses on learner corpora. The authors emphasize that frequency lists and concordances can help answer questions about why certain patterns of language use happen the way they do. The digest also includes a brief section on data-driven learning (DDL), which is the use and exploration of corpora by students themselves for their own language learning needs.

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