Using Corpora for Language Teaching and Learning
Using Corpora for Language Teaching and Learning

Using Corpora for Language Teaching and Learning

FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

144 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $35.95 (CA $48.95) (US $35.95)

Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9781945351129

Price: $35.95
 
 

Overview

How can you use corpora in your classroom? With the increasing use of corpora in classrooms, the need to understand how to use corpora in language teaching is essential for today’s teachers. Using ample concrete examples, this book offers a step-by-step hands-on introduction to the use of corpora for teaching a variety of English language skills, such as grammar, vocabulary, and English academic writing. Using Corpora for Language Teaching and Learning offers a detailed discussion of basic essential corpus search and teaching procedures and activities, instructions on how to develop your own corpora for language instruction and research purposes, practical ideas about how to use corpora to develop teaching materials, and an annotated list of useful corpora and corpus tools (online). Gaining familiarity with how to use learner corpora will enable you to have a deeper understanding of your students’ learning and challenges.

Author Biography

Dilin Liu is Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL at the University of Alabama. His research focuses on corpus-based English language description/learning/teaching. He has published extensively including six books and numerous articles in journals, such as Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, ESP, Modern Language Journal, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and TESOL Quarterly.Lei Lei is Professor of English at the School of Foreign Languages, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. His current research interests include academic English and corpus linguistics. He has published extensively at journals such as Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, and Scientometrics.