TAALES is a tool that meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication, including indices of frequency, range, academic language, and psycholinguistic word information. Included are...
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TAALES is a tool that meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication, including indices of frequency, range, academic language, and psycholinguistic word information. Included are indices for both single words and n-grams. TAALES indices have been used to inform models of second language (L2) speaking proficiency, first language (L1) and L2 writing proficiency, genre differences, and satirical language.
TAALES takes plain text files as input (it will process all plain text files in a particular folder) and produces a comma separated values (.csv) spreadsheet that is easily read by any spreadsheet software.
Through the Corpora list ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The Windows program Collocate 1.0 is available for download at michaelbarlow.com. The software extracts collocations in various ways (including n-grams) and provides scores based on MI, t-score and Log Likelihood. This version of the software is now free. If you want to simply check out the functionality of the CONTINUE READING ...
by Kate Woodford In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’.
The English Proficiency Index has just released statistics on where English is learned around the world and quality of teaching to find the countries with the highest proficiency of English as a second language: http://ow.ly/Uy8jK
As with many ideas which may be simply stated Prensky’s world of ‘Digital Natives and Immigrants’ has been oversimplified and misunderstood. In part this is the danger that comes with relying upon a cultural metaphor and a consequence of society’s love affair with neat dichotomies.
Dean Burnett: The Sun recently showed you can use dodgy statistics to support front page stories. Here’s how to do that yourself.
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For most peer reviewed journals, if you’re going to assess people’s opinions you need to use reliable, detailed and well-structured surveys. Counterintuitively, for newspapers, which many more people will read, there is no such requirement.
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Scientists from fields as diverse as neuroscience, astronomy, robotics, molecular biology and nanotechnology fear funding cuts and losing top academic talent in the event of Britain leaving the European Union Continue reading...
Crucially, the outcome of being digitally fluent relates to issues of responsibility, equity and access. We all have the right to fully participate in a digitally-enabled education system and in an increasingly digitised society. If we work with fluency in the way we use technologies, we are able to keep ourselves safe online and take full advantage of life chance opportunities such as being able to apply for work, manage our finances, or be part of our local community
Exploring the composition of the searchable web: a corpus-based taxonomy of web registers
Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert and Mark Davies
Narrative registers are found to be the most prevalent, while Opinion and Informational Description/Explanation registers are also found to be extremely common. One of the major innovations of the approach adopted here is that it permits an empirical identification of ‘hybrid’ documents, which integrate characteristics from multiple general register categories (e.g., opinionated-narrative). These patterns are described and illustrated through sample Internet documents.
Thanks to our pronunciation rules, when you do algebra on the alphabet, everything reduces to 1 Many words in English are homophones. That is, they are pronounced the same but are spelt differently. For example AISLE and ISLE Continue reading...
A report has identified four kinds of teacher – idealists, practitioners, rationalists and moderates. Where do you fit? Why did you become a teacher? Was it to a) improve society, b) help students, c) have a steady career or d) a bit of all three?
The sheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as moocs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early mooc development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning.
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