This volume showcases original, agenda-setting studies in the field of learner corpus research of both spoken and written production. The studies have important applications for classroom pedagogy.
The volume brings readers up-to-date with new written and spoken learner corpora, often looking at previously under-examined variables in learner corpus investigations. It also demonstrates innovative applications of learner corpus findings, addressing issues such as the effect of task, the effect of learner variables and the nature of learner language.
The volume is of significant interest to researchers working in corpus linguistics, learner corpus research, second language acquisition and English for Academic and Specific Purposes, as well to practitioners interested in the application of the findings in language teaching and assessment.
About the Author
Vaclav Brezina is a Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Lancaster University.
Lynne Flowerdew is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, University of London.
Table of Contents
Preface, Tony McEnery
Introduction, Vaclav Brezina and Lynne Flowerdew
Part I: Task and Learner Variables
1. The effect of task and topic on opportunity of use in learner corpora, Andrew Caines and Paula Buttery (University of Cambridge, UK)
2. Phrasal verbs in spoken L2 English: The effect of L2 proficiency and L1 background, Irene Marin Cervantes and Dana Gablasova (Lancaster University, UK)
3. Investigating the effect of the study abroad variable on learner output: A pseudo-longitudinal study on spoken German learner English, Sandra Götz and Jobrayato Mukherjee (Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)
Part II: Analysis of Learner Language
4. Disagreement in advanced learner speech, Dana Gablasova and Vaclav Brezina (Lancaster University, UK)
5. Self-repetitions in learners' spoken language: a corpus-based study, Marek Molenda, Piotr Pezik (University of Lodz, Poland) and John Osborne (Université de Savoie)
6. A Corpus-driven study of the learning of disciplinary genres, Ryan Miller (Kent State University) and Silvia Pessoa (Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar)
7. Beyond frequencies: Investigating the semantic and stylistic features of phrasal verbs in a three-year longitudinal study corpus by Chinese university students, Meilin Chen (City University of Hong Kong)
8. Figurative language in intermediate-level second language writing, Justine Paris (Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris, France)