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Using corpora in ELT

Buerki, Andreas ORCID: 2010. Using corpora in ELT. KOTESOL Proceedings 2006, Seoul: Myeongjinsa, pp. 37-48.

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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 many in the ELT community. This short paper sets the scene with a brief look at what corpora are and then looks 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 are drawn from the author's use of 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: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: Myeongjinsa
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