Corpora and language education

Christopher N. Candlin (Editor), David R. Hall (Editor)

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Abstract

Corpora and Language Education provides a comprehensive overview of the field and includes a discussion of the historical and conceptual background of corpus linguistics. The five main approaches to corpus linguistics are critically reviewed. Quotations, definitions and key concepts are included in the main text to highlight important issues and competing voices. The author illustrates how corpus linguistics has been applied in various research fields, eg business and health care contexts, forensic linguistics, literary stylistics, translation studies, second language acquisition, lexicography and testing. The application of corpus linguistics techniques to pedagogy is also discussed. Ten exemplary case studies illustrating ‘best practice’ research are outlined and commented on. The volume also provides a comprehensive list of key print and online resources.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages347
ISBN (Print)9781403998934
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameResearch and practice in applied linguistics
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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Keywords

  • Corpora (Linguistics)
  • Language and languages--Study and teaching
  • Language education

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Candlin, C. N., & Hall, D. R. (Eds.) (2012). Corpora and language education. (Research and practice in applied linguistics). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.