Using a Corpus in Language Teaching

Using a Corpus in Language Teaching -  Michael McCarthy, CALPER & University of Nottingham
Author(s): 
Michael McCarthy, CALPER & University of Nottingham
Publication Type: 
PDF
Year: 
2004
Size: 
8 Pages

CALPER Professional Development Document CPDD 0410
In this document, Michael McCarthy describes what a corpus (plural: corpora) is and which kinds of questions it can help answer. He also explains how frequency lists and collocations generated from a corpus constitute powerful analytical tools for those researching language and language teaching. McCarthy concludes by offering practical applications of corpus in language teaching and his thoughts on the future directions for corpus linguistics.

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