Using Corpora to Learn about Language and Discourse

Author:   Linda Lombardo ,  Maurizio Gott
Publisher:   Verlag Peter Lang
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   66
ISBN:  

9783039115228


Pages:   237
Publication Date:   21 August 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Using Corpora to Learn about Language and Discourse


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Considerable progress has been made in the use of corpora for research purposes to describe language in use, and more recently, through a CADS (corpus assisted discourse studies) approach, to identify the discourse features of specific text genres. While the potential benefits of working with corpora in the classroom have been recognised, there has been a lag in the promulgation of guidelines for carrying out meaningful corpus work with language learners and teachers in mind. The papers in this volume aim to make a contribution toward filling that gap by providing an in-depth account of innovative corpus work, most of which has actually been carried out with real learners in the classroom. Authors provide valuable insights into ways of structuring corpus work for specific target learners, as well as suggestions for resolving problematic issues that have arisen and avoiding errors that have been made with learners and in their own research and experimentation. The transparency and honesty with which they present their methodology and results, along with the successful techniques they have developed, constitute a step forward in defining good (and bad) practice in the use of corpora in learning.

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Author:   Linda Lombardo ,  Maurizio Gott
Publisher:   Verlag Peter Lang
Imprint:   Verlag Peter Lang
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   66
Weight:   0.360kg
ISBN:  

9783039115228


ISBN 10:   3039115227
Pages:   237
Publication Date:   21 August 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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The Editor: Linda Lombardo is Professor of English Language and Linguistics in the Political Science Faculty of the Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, where she was Director of the University Language Centre from 1998 to 2008. Her main research interest is in the area of corpus assisted discourse studies applied to political and media language. Her recent research focuses on a comparative study of evaluation in the discourse of American, British and Italian television news.

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