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    DescriptionNever before have so many electronic resources been available to support the teaching of English. From a wide variety of online corpora to specialized archives of speech and writing, teachers and students are faced with the challenge of understanding these resources and selecting those appropriate to their purpose. This accessible introduction demonstrates how freely available corpora can be used for the study of English at different linguistic levels, including vocabulary, grammar, discourse and pronunciation. With clear descriptions and a practical approach, Exploring English with Online Corpora: * introduces readers to a range of online corpora that can be used to explore and analyse the English language * provides a detailed guide to interpreting corpus data * demonstrates how teachers and lecturers can integrate corpora into language courses * includes interactive tasks, a helpful glossary and further reading sections This essential guide to the use of online corpora will be invaluable for students studying the English language and beginning to formulate their own research questions.

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    Exploring English with Online Corpora
    An Introduction
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    By (author) Wendy Anderson, By (author) John Corbett
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230551404
    ISBN 10: 0230551408

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    Palgrave MacMillan
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    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
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    WENDY ANDERSON is a Lecturer in the department of English Language at Glasgow University, UK.Formerly, shewasthe researcherforthe Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speechand Corpus of Modern Scottish Writingprojects.She has published on corpus linguisticsof English and French. JOHN CORBETT is Full Professor of English Studies at the University of Macau. Formerly in the department of English Language at Glasgow University, UK, he directed the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech and the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing.He is the co-author ofBeginning Old English with Carole Hough (Palgrave, 2006) and has written widely on language and education.
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    'This introductory textbook does an amazing job of covering a lot of territory in a very accessible manner for a wide range of readers, with well thought-out, engaging activities. Ideal for a variety of applied linguistics courses as well as for those studying corpus linguistics.' - Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University, USA 'Anderson & Corbett do an impressive job of addressing the niceties of corpus literacy for an extremely wide audience, without compromising on rigour. This will undoubtedly become a valuable textbook for students and teachers on a variety of applied and corpus linguistics courses.' - International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
    Table of contents
    Introducing Online Corpora Interpreting Corpus Data Exploring Lexis with Corpora Exploring Grammar with Corpora Exploring Discourse with Corpora Exploring Pronunciation with Corpora Contextualising Corpus Texts Conclusion: Issues in the Use of Corpora in Teaching and Research Appendix: Online Corpora Bibliography Glossary Index