Corpora and Language Education

Corpora and Language Education

Paperback Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics

By (author) Lynne Flowerdew

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 22mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 17 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403998930
  • ISBN 13: 9781403998934
  • Edition: 1
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  • Sales rank: 985,873

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"Corpora and Language Education" critically examines key concepts and issues in corpus linguistics, with a particular focus on the expanding interdisciplinary nature of the field and the role that written and spoken corpora now play in the fields of professional communication, teacher education, translation studies, lexicography, literature, critical discourse analysis, and forensic linguistics. The book also presents a series of corpus-based case studies illustrating central themes and best practices in the field.

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LYNNE FLOWERDEW teaches at the Hong Kong University for Science and Technology, Hong Kong. She specializes in corpora use in language for special purposes.

Table of contents

General Editors' Preface Acknowledgments Glossary PART I: KEY CONCEPTS AND APPROACHES Definition, Purposes and Applications of Corpora Historical and Conceptual Background of Corpus Linguistics: Evolutionary, Revolutionary or Counter-Revolutionary? Approaches to Corpus Linguistics PART II: THE NEXUS OF CORPUS LINGUISTICS, TEXTLINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS How is Corpus Linguistics Related to Textlinguistics? How is Corpus Linguistics Related to Sociolinguistics? PART III: APPLICATIONS OF CORPORA IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING ARENAS Applying Corpus Linguistics in Research Arenas Applying Corpus Linguistics in Teaching Arenas Research Cases PART IV: RESOURCES References Subject Index Author Index