Corpora in language teaching and learning: potential, evaluation, challenges

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This book highlights the potential and the challenges of corpora in language education with a particular focus on the teacher’s perspective. For this purpose, the study explores the relevance of the corpus approach to central paradigms underlying contemporary language education. Furthermore, a critical analysis investigates the persisting gap between research findings and their implementation in teaching practices. As a result, key factors in advancing the popularisation of corpora in language education are identified. A survey and a case study verify this gap and, importantly, underline the pivotal role of adequate teacher education if corpus-based language teaching is to make any significant impact on current teaching practices.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
Number of pages268
ISBN (Print)9783631630419
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameEnglish corpus linguistics
ISSN (Print)1610-868X


  • Corpora (Linguistics)
  • Computational linguistics
  • Language and languages--Study and teaching--Data processing


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