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By Karin Aijmer

The articles during this edited quantity symbolize a large insurance of components. They speak about the function and effectiveness of corpora and corpus-linguistic strategies for language instructing but in addition care for broader concerns equivalent to the connection among corpora and moment language educating and the way different views of overseas language lecturers and utilized linguists will be reconciled. a few concrete examples are given of ways real corpus fabric can be utilized for various studying actions within the lecture room. it's also proven how particular learner difficulties for instance within the quarter of phrasing will be studied at the foundation of learner corpora and textbook corpora. at the foundation of learner corpora of speech and writing it really is extra proven that even complicated newcomers of English are doubtful approximately stylistic and textual content kind transformations.

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They encourage reflection. They are well suited for consciousness-raising activities and for the training of inferencing. They stimulate the student to work actively and independently, and in this way they probably increase both the motivation of the student and the learning effect. 5. Corpora and language acquisition The use of corpora has given an impetus to new ideas on the nature of language and language acquisition. One of the main new findings is that texts are to a large extent made up of phrasal units, some of them fixed and others semi-fixed and variable, units which did not fit comfortably into traditional language descriptions.

Oxford: Clarendon Press. Gries, S. & Stefanowitsch, A. (eds). 2006. Corpora in Cognitive Linguistics. Corpus-Based Approaches to Syntax and Lexis. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. , Voormann, H. & Heid, U. 2004. Querying annotated speech corpora. In Speech Prosody 2004, B. Bel & I. Marlien (eds), 569–572. ISCA Archive, 56. pdf Harris, C. 1997. Psycholinguistic studies of entrenchment. In Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language, J. P. ), 55–70. Stanford CA: CSLA. Housen, A. 2002. A corpus-based study of the L2-acquisition of the English verb system.

Furthermore, it summarizes students’ attitudes regarding hands-on exercises using corpora, and discusses the problems as well as the benefits of involving students directly in interpreting edited and unedited corpus data. 1. Introduction The use of computerized corpora in linguistic research is relatively recent; although the first computerized reference corpus in English, the Brown corpus of American English, was compiled in the 1960’s, it took almost three decades for the use of corpora to spread beyond the inner circle of corpus linguists.

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