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Learn to Write Badly.How to Succeed in the Social Sciences, by Michael Billig.

Learn to Write Badly.How to Succeed in the Social Sciences, by Michael Billig. | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
An entertaining but scholarly book examining why today's social scientists are writing so poorly. Michael Billig analyses the competitive conditions under which academics are mass producing research and identifies the linguistic characteristics of bad writing in the social sciences, arguing that these two factors are closely related.
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Sketch Engine in videos, by James Thomas #corpuslinguistics

This section is a video guide to Sketch Engine, videos were created by James Thomas. We hope it will help you with orientation and using Sketch Engine tools
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El potencial de la enseñanza del vocabulario basada en corpus: optimismo con precaución

El potencial de la enseñanza del vocabulario basada en corpus: optimismo con precaución | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
El potencial de la enseñanza del vocabulario basada en corpus: optimismo con precaución. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/23247797.2015.1105516
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Computer tutor

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Millions of English language tests are taken each year by non-native English speakers. Researchers at Cambridge’s ALTA Institute are building ‘computer tutors’ to help learners prepare for the exam that could change their lives. 
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This is Cambridge English Write & Improve – an online learning system, or ‘computer tutor’, to help English language learners – and it’s built on information from almost 65 million words gathered over a 20-year period from tests taken by real exam candidates speaking 148 different languages living in 217 different countries or territories. 

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Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests

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Breffni O'Rourke's curator insight, December 1, 2015 5:44 AM

Doesn't surprise me at all...

nicolaperry's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:40 AM

It's true and it's such a shame. This is why I believe teachers need to train themselves and each other. 

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:02 AM

Great article, how much technology is going unused in your classroom?  Tell us where we can help in PD to assist you in using the technology in your classroom.

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Collocate 1.0 for Windows free download

  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 ...
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There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss! | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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’.
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A review of Processing Perspectives on Task Performance: Canadian Modern Language Review

A review of Processing Perspectives on Task Performance: Canadian Modern Language Review | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating illustrations and infographics for ELT tasks

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating illustrations and infographics for ELT tasks | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

Draw.io is one of my favourite tools and the one I use most for creating graphics and infographics. As someone who doesn’t draw very well and has only limited design abilities it has really helped me out a number of times and enabled me to produce professional looking illustrations, product mockups and teaching materials.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 1, 2015 7:45 AM

Easy, handy... and free... direct into your Google Drive

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Intéressant versez Créer des infographies, des cartes conceptuet mentales 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 17, 2015 6:07 AM

Herramientas...Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating illustrations and infographics for ELT tasks | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

 

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Offtopic: Academics respond: Brexit would weaken UK university research and funding

Offtopic: Academics respond: Brexit would weaken UK university research and funding | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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...
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LiLT (Linguistic Issues in Language Technology) Computational linguistics for literature

papers about natural language of interest to NLP practioners
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What is digital fluency?

What is digital fluency? | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 3, 2015 7:31 AM

Nice interesting article

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 6, 2015 10:14 PM
Teaching students to create their own learning is every bit as important as teaching subject knowledge, arguably, more so.
Marta Botella's curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:52 AM

En pleno Siglo XXI las competencias digitales se han convertido en un requisito indispensable para la sociedad, tanto en el trabajo como en el día a día de las personas. Por ello se pide el reconocimiento de las competencias digitales como habilidades básicas esenciales.

Los maestros deben fomentar las competencias digitales en sus alumnos con el fin de formar ciudadanos capaces de resolver toda clase de problemas con eficacia y creatividad.

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Exploring the composition of the searchable web: a corpus-based taxonomy of web registers - Corpora Journal

Exploring the composition of the searchable web: a corpus-based taxonomy of web registers - Corpora Journal | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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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.
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Fun Ways Kids Can Learn to Code Infographic

Fun Ways Kids Can Learn to Code Infographic | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

Fun Ways Kids Can Learn to Code Infographic Everyone can agree that children need to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic, but should computer coding be a “must learn” skill now? A number of computer science experts and entrepreneurs think so. There are plenty of toys, games, and other ways for... http://elearninginfographics.com/fun-ways-kids-can-learn-code-infographic/


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 2, 2015 2:58 PM

 There is a movement claiming that the purpose of education should be to teach reading, writing, arithmetic and computer coding.  This has a number of sites designed to help children learn coding, -Lon 

FPPT's curator insight, December 11, 2015 12:00 PM

Very interesting infographic showing fun ways kids can learn to code. We've reposted the infographic here Ways Kids Can Learn to Code Infographic.

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Video: Understanding generative learning in the individual brain

Video: Understanding generative learning in the individual brain | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Research in neuroscience on how we extract meaningful structures in order to learn from experience and adapt to new situations.

Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2015

University of Cambridge

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English Spelling Variation and Change in Newspapers of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

English Spelling Variation and Change in Newspapers of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Blog post written by Yonghou Liu and Ye Zhao based on an article in English Today English spelling variation and change in the Greater China have been left i
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Shami Chakrabarti criticises 'Orwellian' political language after Paris attacks

Shami Chakrabarti criticises 'Orwellian' political language after Paris attacks | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Delivering this year’s Reading Agency lecture in London, the director of Liberty condemns the use of ‘palatable euphemisms’ by political leaders Shami Chakrabarti warned yesterday that our leaders in the “misjudged misnamed ‘War on Terror’” have...
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Web-based tools for language teachers

This is the presentation deck from my webinar talk for Graz University. You can watch a recording of the presentation here: https://englishup.adobeconnect.com/…;

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 2015 1:01 AM

The presentation and recording from my webinar for Graz University.

Jelena Jaksic Petrovic's curator insight, November 27, 2015 2:38 AM

A must-read! 

Anthippi Harou's curator insight, January 10, 6:28 AM

fantastic tools!

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One in five Muslims do what? How to create your own dodgy data | Dean Burnett

One in five Muslims do what? How to create your own dodgy data | Dean Burnett | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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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Mobile assisted language learning in distance and blended education

Mobile assisted language learning in distance and blended education | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
RIED. Revista Iboeroamericana de Educación a Distancia Vol 19, No 1 (2016): Mobile assisted language learning in distance and blended education.
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TAALES meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication

TAALES  meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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.

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The English Proficiency Index has just released statistics on where English is learned around the world

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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 ;

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Really? Pens are dead. Paper is dead. Handwriting is a relic | Joel Golby

Really? Pens are dead. Paper is dead. Handwriting is a relic | Joel Golby | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
A Bic UK study has shown that a third of teenagers have never written a letter. So what? They have Snapchat. They need pens as much as they need witch-dunking equipment
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An Interview with Robert O’ Dowd: collaboration in language teaching

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Paul Heacock – an obituary

Paul Heacock – an obituary | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
by Cambridge Dictionaries It is with extreme sadness that we announce the death of Paul Heacock, Publishing Manager of ELT Dictionaries and Grammar and occasional contributor to this blog.
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