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Using Corpora in ELT

Buerki, Andreas 2006. Using Corpora in ELT. Presented at: 14th Annual KOTESOL International Conference, Seoul, 28 October 2006.

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Corpus Linguistics, the study of language patterns using large collections of authentic language samples, is a relatively new discipline. Its influence on English language teaching (ELT) has gained very significant momentum in recent years: 'corpus', and 'corpus-based' have become veritable buzz-words among large sections of the ELT community. This short paper sets the scene with a brief look at what corpora are and will then look at potential benefits of using corpora. Finally, three practical ideas of how corpora could be used in ELT will be presented. This will hopefully spark readers' interest and creativity with regards to incorporating corpus-based approaches into their own teaching practice. Examples from the author's own practice are drawn from the areas of using corpora to tackle lexico-grammatical problems, explore collocations and grade reading materials. A short bibliography of selected corpus tools and materials will also be provided to enable readers to follow up on the topic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:26

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