By Fanny Meunier, Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Magali Paquot
The 11 contributions to this quantity, written through professional corpus linguists, take on corpora from quite a lot of views and objective to make clear the various linguistic and pedagogical makes use of to which corpora could be placed. They current state of the art learn within the authors’ respective area of workmanship and recommend instructions for destiny study. the main target of the e-book is on learner corpora, however it additionally comprises reflections at the position of alternative sorts of corpora, similar to local corpora, professional clients corpora, parallel corpora or corpora of recent Englishes. For readers who're already accustomed to corpora, this quantity deals an educated account of the foremost position that corpus info play in utilized linguistics this day. As for readers who're new to corpus linguistics, the assessment of ways, tools and domain names of purposes awarded will unquestionably aid them advance their very own flavor for corpora. This quantity has been edited in honour of Sylviane Granger, who has been one of many pioneers of learner corpus examine.
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Geoffrey Leech of acquiring individual words, but of acquiring phraseology. Hence frequency of word combinations, as well as of words, should be an important input to the learning process. The strange thing is that, according to De Cock (1998), the percentage of formulaicity in learners’ productions is even higher than in those of native speakers (although some formulae are erroneous). Again, this may be the result of a ‘teddy bear’ effect, whereby learners hang on to the use of well-worn and familiar phrases, rather than risking new ones.
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An early example of such a corpus (for NS learners, however) was the 5-million-word text collection used for the AHI Frequency Book (Carroll et al. 1971), which consisted of reading text materials used in US schools from the third grade to twelfth grade. g. Mindt 1996; Römer 2005) has been to show how far the language to which students are exposed in school is divergent from that of NS corpora. Recent research on corpora of textbooks is reported in Meunier & Gouverneur (2009), who also give an account of their TeMa (Textbook Material) corpus consisting of general-purpose best-selling international ELT textbooks.