My Concordancer

tailor-made software for language learners and teachers

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Abstract

Successful integration of corpus linguistics tools and methods into language classroom practices largely depends on three key factors: user training, relevant corpora and suitable corpus analysis software. It is this last aspect that the present paper focuses on. The concordancer plays a vital role in the process of corpus analysis as the interface between the human user and the electronic corpus. However, the majority of current concordancers have been developed for professional users. This paper argues that the requirements of the classroom are quite different and need to be addressed in the software design. In response to this, the paper concludes with a detailed description of My Concordancer, which offers itself as a tailor-made approach to classroom concordancing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorpus technology and language pedagogy
Subtitle of host publicationnew resources, new tools, new methods
EditorsSabine Braun, Kurt Kohn, Joybrato Mukherjee
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien
PublisherPeter Lang
Pages157-176
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)363154720X
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEnglish corpus linguistics
PublisherPeter Lang

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    Breyer, Y. (2006). My Concordancer: tailor-made software for language learners and teachers. In S. Braun, K. Kohn, & J. Mukherjee (Eds.), Corpus technology and language pedagogy: new resources, new tools, new methods (pp. 157-176). (English corpus linguistics). Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang.