Corpora in Applied Linguistics / Edition 1

Corpora in Applied Linguistics / Edition 1

by Susan Hunston
     
 

ISBN-10: 052180583X

ISBN-13: 9780521805834

Pub. Date: 05/30/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Corpus linguistics is leading to the development of theories about language which challenge existing orthodoxies in applied linguistics. However, there are also many questions which should be examined and debated: how big should a corpus be? Is the data from a corpus reliable? What are its applications for language teaching? Corpora in Applied Linguistics exams

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Corpus linguistics is leading to the development of theories about language which challenge existing orthodoxies in applied linguistics. However, there are also many questions which should be examined and debated: how big should a corpus be? Is the data from a corpus reliable? What are its applications for language teaching? Corpora in Applied Linguistics exams these and other questions related to this emerging field. It discusses these important issues and explores the techniques of investigating a corpus, as well as demonstrating the application of corpora in a wide variety of fields. It also outlines the impact corpus linguistics is having on how languages are taught in the classroom and how it is informing language teaching materials and dictionaries. It makes a superb and accessible introduction to corpus linguistics and is a must read for anyone interested in corpus linguistics and its impact on applied linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805834
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2002
Series:
Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction to a corpus in use1
2The corpus as object: Design and purpose25
3Methods in corpus linguistics: Interpreting concordance lines38
4Methods in corpus linguistics: Beyond the concordance line67
5Applications of corpora in applied linguistics96
6Corpora and language teaching: Issues of language description137
7Corpora and language teaching: General applications170
8Corpora and language teaching: Specific applications198
9An applied linguist looks at corpora213
List of relevant web-sites217
References218
Index233

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