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Google-Informed Pattern-Hunting and Pattern-Defining: Implication for Language Pedagogy

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oAnth - "offene Ablage: nothing to hide"'s curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:59 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Keywords: GIPH, GIPD, GALL, concordancer, web corpus, DL, DDL, natural

 

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The use of the Web as a corpus and Google as a concordancer, has been regarded as one of the promising areas that has a potential for revolutionizing language pedagogy in general, and second language (L2) writing, in particular. More specifically, it is believed that the functions of Google-Informed Pattern-Hunting (GIPH) and Google-Informed Pattern-Defining (GIPD) can promote natural L2 writing through Discovery Learning (DL) and Data Driven Learning (DDL), however, these advantages have mostly been given lip services than tested with first hand empirical studies, and only more recently some studies have been undertaken in this vein. Focusing on L2, this article explored how and to what extent this great potential of GIPH and GIPD has been recognized by reviewing the related studies, thereby some factors and themes (such as Learning Style, Training, Naturalness, Tidiness, Speed, Number of Retrieval, and Proficiency) have been extracted and elaborated on. However, due to the novelty of the area, the themes are mostly the outcome of researchers’ descriptions and interpretations than empirical studies. The inclusion criteria for the present review were studies that focus on the application of the Web as a corpus and Google as a concordance for language learning and L2 writing based on researchers’ and learners’ evaluation of it. Seven studies included in the present review show that learners’ use of GIPH and GIPD champions the promotion of their language learning and L2 writing, providing that proper training and scaffolding are provided. Future studies are also recommended based on the gaps and deficiencies identified in the reviewed researches.

 

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Taylor & Francis Online :: Distance Education - Volume 35, Issue 2

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Special Issue
MOOCs: Emerging Research

Free to access for one month.

The speed at which MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have become part of the zeitgeist of higher education has been phenomenal. As a proxy, searches for the term "MOOC" were virtually nil until the beginning of 2012 according to Google Trends. With any such rapid innovation, we find ourselves in a place where practice is leading theory. In this special issue, we seek to provide a forum to help begin to close this gap.

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The fifth international conference on law, language and discourse 2015

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New words connected with families and relationships

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by Liz Walter Changes in social attitudes, new laws on same-sex relationships, and advances in medical procedures connected with conception and surrogacy have all led to new family structures and relationships, and this blog looks at some terms...
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This app promises to make your writing bold & clear, just like Hemingway

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Above: Ernest Hemingway, 1950Image Credit: WikipediaThe Hemingway Editor might make you a better writer. When the Hemingway Editor first debuted, it took the Internet by storm.
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de-shopping New words . 21 July 2014

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crep noun slang (teenage slang for) a shoe I’m going to get some fresh creps.
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14 Hilarious #AutomaticText and Tweet Generators With a Flair 4 Poetry & Language Play @mental_floss

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We now have the processing power, and mountains of language data, to automate all kinds of useful language tasks, from translation to reading messy handwriting. These automatic text generators may not be, strictly speaking, useful, but usefulness was never what we really loved about language anyway.
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From mentalfloss.com

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Do accents matter in modern Britain?

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Hugh Muir: A report has found evidence of 'accentism' – discrimination against people because of how they speak
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Thanks to Michael Pace-Sigge

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How shocking was Brazil's 7-1 defeat? Poison distribution & chances of events over time

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Andrew Steele: Germany's trouncing of Brazil was unprecedented in World Cup history, but the result may not be as surprising as you might think
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The model is incredibly simple: it assumes that goals in football follow a"Poisson distribution". The Poisson is a statistical staple because it is broadly applicable in the real world: it calculates the chance of a given number of events (such as goals being scored) happening within a specified length of time (such as a 90-minute football match), given the average rate at which those events have occurred in the past.

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EUROCALL2014: Full programme available online

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

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Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 25, 6:09 AM

What is visual literacy? The Institute of Museum and Library Services defines it as  "Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made"

(http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx).

This is a 21st century skill and our students need to be visually literate. This post shares:

* Standards that support visual literacy (from Common Core, National Council of Teachers of English Standards and the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning Corporation.

* A lengthy list of the many formats you will find visuals that you can use as teaching tools, such as political cartoons, symbols, dioramas, and advertisements.

* Visual Thinking Routines - each of the routines is described and two have videos that demonstrate them. The ones with videos are Model Think Aloud Strategy, and Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies that is "a specific approach to whole-class viewing and talking about art that primarily uses [three] questions."

Additional resources include Asking the 4Ws, Five Card Flickr, Image Analysis Worksheets (five different ones), and a lesson: Step-by-Step: Working with Images that Matter. 

We know that many of our students are visual learners and that they need to be able to "read" images. This post provides a wealth of resources that will help make your students adept at this process.

Ann Francis's curator insight, July 5, 9:42 PM

#commoncore

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Happy. Fourth.

In anticipation of the 4th of July weekend, I was compelled to read this very interesting (July 1 draft) manuscript: "Punctuating Happiness", by UPS Foundation Professor Danielle S. Allen of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
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Apple’s iTunes U update brings new discussion and course-creation tools to the iPad

Apple’s iTunes U update brings new discussion and course-creation tools to the iPad | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Image Credit: AppleApple today announced a new set of updates for its iTunes U education platform that should make it easier to use on the iPad.
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Máster online en Gestión y Producción de e-Learning

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Dickens' Concordance Search - CLiC

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CLiC 1.0, an online tool for the corpus linguistic study of Dickens's novels and other 19th century fiction.  http://clic.nottingham.ac.uk:8080/index.html If you have any feedback or are interested in the practical exercises we are developing for use with CLiC please do get in touch.  Please note that CLiC 1.0 is still a prototype so not everything is working yet at this stage.  ---------------

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Chair in English Language and Linguistics 

School of English

University of Nottingham

NG7 2RD, UK

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Ethnic minority students get fewer university offers, research shows

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Pakistani students are least likely to be selected, according to a study of 50,000 applicants conducted by the LSE Datablog: White British more likely to get university offers than other ethnicitiesStudents from black and ethnic minority...
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E-readers vs books: the debate

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Are you going to be piling books into your suitcase this summer or will you opt for the tech version?
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The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair

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Salon The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair Salon In looking at language for the purpose of studying clichés, corpora have given me an excellent tool for determining how often, and in what contexts, a particular...
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How to get motivated, according to science

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Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 9:09 PM

(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

David Hain's curator insight, July 18, 2:02 AM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 10:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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Men interrupt more than women

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Below is a guest post by Kieran Snyder, taken with permission from her always-interesting tumblr Jenga one week at a time.
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Web-based Concordancing and Other Reference Resources as a Problem-solving Tool for L2 Writers. PhD dissertation

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ANTCONC update A freeware concordance program for Windows, Macintosh OS X, and Linux.

The website of Laurence Anthony. Associate Professor at Waseda University Japan developer of AntConc, a freeware concordancer software program for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS X
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CFP: Digital games and language learning: A sociocultural perspective

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UCCTS4 -- conference at Lancaster University, July 2014

Using #Corpora in Translation Studies #Conference, Jul 24-16 @UCREL_Lancaster http://t.co/wMDrdcLNKc #xl8 #t9n
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We need more teachers, and we need them now

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By the next decade, there will be 800,000 more pupils in secondary schools. Now is the time to study to become a teacher Read more on studying education Continue reading...
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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning - TeachThought

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"Editor’s Note: We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."


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Training in Business's curator insight, June 23, 7:27 AM

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

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This graphic may help to put the whole-child ideal together when planning....the knowledge in context and application is a key area for librarians.