Exploring English With Online Corpora: An Introduction

Paperback | June 15, 2009

byWendy Anderson, John Corbett

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Never before have so many electronic resources been available to support the teaching of English. From a wide variety of online corpora to specialized archives of speech and writing, teachers and students are faced with the challenge of understanding these resources and selecting those appropriate to their purpose. This accessible introduction demonstrates how freely available corpora can be used for the study of English at different linguistic levels, including vocabulary, grammar, discourse and pronunciation.

With clear descriptions and a practical approach, Exploring English with Online Corpora:
• introduces readers to a range of online corpora that can be used to explore and analyse the English language
• provides a detailed guide to interpreting corpus data
• demonstrates how teachers and lecturers can integrate corpora into language courses
• includes interactive tasks, a helpful glossary and further reading sections

This essential guide to the use of online corpora will be invaluable for students studying the English language and beginning to formulate their own research questions.

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Never before have so many electronic resources been available to support the teaching of English. From a wide variety of online corpora to specialized archives of speech and writing, teachers and students are faced with the challenge of understanding these resources and selecting those appropriate to their purpose. This accessible intr...

WENDY ANDERSON is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language at Glasgow University. Formerly, she was the researcher for the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech and Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing projects. She has published on corpus linguistics of English and French.JOHN CORBETT is Professor of Applied Language Studies at Glas...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.47 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230551408

ISBN - 13:9780230551404

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Table of Contents

Introducing Online Corpora
Interpreting Corpus Data
Exploring Lexis with Corpora
Exploring Grammar with Corpora
Exploring Discourse with Corpora
Exploring Pronunciation with Corpora
Contextualising Corpus Texts
Conclusion: Issues in the Use of Corpora in Teaching and Research
Appendix: Online Corpora
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

Editorial Reviews

"This introductory textbook does an amazing job of covering a lot of territory in a very accessible manner for a wide range of readers, with well thought-out, engaging activities. Ideal for a variety of applied linguistics courses as well as for those studying corpus linguistics." --Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University