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Why Twitter Makes Us Want to Add Extra Letterssss - The Atlantic Wire

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The Atlantic Wire Why Twitter Makes Us Want to Add Extra Letterssss The Atlantic Wire One of the experts I met while working on that piece was Tyler Schnoebelen, a recent PhD from Stanford who wrote his dissertation on emotion in language and blogs...
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What are the best ways to memorise new vocabulary? - YouTube

Cambridge University Press author Michael McCarthy answers your questions about English. More resources for studying English at: http://www.selfstudy.cambrid...
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Mike McCarthy's Q and A on SEETA - YouTube

Mike McCarthy answers questions from SEETA members. Here are the questions in the order that Mike McCarthy answers them : 1. How are your books actually used...
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How to use corpora in the classroom (Part Three) | British Council Seminar Series | English Agenda - YouTube

The 'corpora in the classroom' movement proposes that English language learners should explore concordances to find patterns of how a word or construction is...
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Corpus use in English language teaching (Part Two) | British Council Seminar Series | EnglishAgenda - YouTube

How can we make use of corpora in English language teaching? Adam Kilgarriff outlines a number of places where corpora have typically been used in ELT. To id...
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Explicit Vocabulary Teaching Strategies - YouTube

Dr. Curtis describes explicit vocabulary instruction & provides classroom examples, talks about key strategies students can use, & explains why it is importa...
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The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from

The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from | Applied Corpus Linguistics to Education | Scoop.it
As society evolves, so do our curse words. Here's how some of the most famous ones developed -- and a few new ones
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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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Apresentando a Linguística de Corpus - YouTube

Esse vídeo traz uma breve introdução à Linguística de Corpus com um exemplo prático de como ela pode ser usada. O vídeo faz parte de uma série sobre as teori...
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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | Tools for...

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | Tools for... | Applied Corpus Linguistics to Education | Scoop.it
VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.
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A few words on corpus linguistics part 2

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by Ron CarterPart 2 of 2In the second of this two-part blog entry, Prof. Ronald Carter of the University of Nottingham looks in more detail at the kind of information corpora can reveal about the use of language and why this is so important for the development of language teaching materials....
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A Walk in the WoRds: Another Load of Corpus Linguistics

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I often pass trucks like the one pictured below in my travels to and from northern Michigan (this one happened to be stopped at a gas station where I was filling up which allowed me to snap the picture). I think it is wonderful that the company assembles 100% of the toys in their product line in the United States and that all of the plastic used in the toys is purchased in the USA (see here). Unfortunately, every time I see these trucks I can't help but think "another load of crap." The results from a Google Ngram Viewer search comparing the use of the phrases "load of crap" and "load of toys" in American English helps to explain why.
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A few words on corpus linguistics

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In the first of a two-part blog entry, Prof. Ronald Carter of the University of Nottingham provides a brief introduction to corpora and corpus linguistics, exploring ways in which corpora are currently being used to inform language teaching and the development of teaching materials. What is a corpus? corpus noun (plural corpuses or corpora) the collection of a single writer’s work or of writing about a particular subject, or a large amount of written and sometimes spoken material collected to show the state of a language Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Third Edition (2008) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press...
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Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Theory and Description edited by Joybrato Mukherjee and Magnus Huber - Newman - 2012 - World Englishes - Wiley Online Library

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Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Theory and Description edited by Joybrato Mukherjee and Magnus Huber - Newman - 2012 - World Englishes - Wiley Online Library
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Three Good Resources On Metacognition

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Here are three new additions to The Best Posts On Metacognition: Metacognition is from The Center For Teaching. Promoting Student Metacognition is a very nice chart of questions students can ask th...
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Teaching Vocabulary through Technology - YouTube

BPW 1.9, full edition available at http://bestpracticesweekly.com/?page_id=215
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What is a corpus? (Part One) | British Council Seminar Series | English Agenda - YouTube

'Corpus' (plural: 'corpora') is a collection of text. As an example, students' essays are a small corpus and the internet is a large corpus. We call text a c...
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Teaching vocabulary - YouTube

this clip shows how English vocabulary is taught in Chinese middle schools.
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A Dictionary of Reduplicated Words in the English Language

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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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Dr. Charles Browne - Corpus Linguistics for Dummies (Pecha Kucha) - KOTESOL IC 2013 - YouTube

Corpus Linguistics For Dummies by Dr. Charles Browne at the 2013 KOTESOL International Conference held at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, South Korea....
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Ann Copestake: Individual Corpora. theMETAtank - YouTube

Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge): "Individual Corpora". theMETAnk. June 4/5, 2010. Berlin, Germany http://videolectures.net/translingeu2010_copestake_...
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What exactly is corpus linguistics?

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“ This post, in my mini-series of posts entitled ‘What exactly is…”, will try to give an overview of Corpus Linguistics …Continue reading » (What exactly is corpus #linguistics?”
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Corpus linguistics in a MOOC – the future of education? | Macmillan

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“Today’s guest post comes from Tony McEnery, Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, and a leading figure in the world of corpus”
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If somebody had told me that, when I agreed to do a massive open online course (MOOC) for corpus linguistics, I would be crowd-sourcing word meanings from thousands of enthusiastic students in places as far-flung as the British Antarctic Territory and the Pitcairn Islands, I doubt I would have believed it. But that is precisely what happened recently on the course I am running on the FutureLearn platform. Two weeks ago thousands of students checked their intuitions about the meaning of words against corpus evidence and were just as surprised by the results as the lexicographers in pioneering corpus-based dictionary building projects were thirty years ago. The students’ intuitions were typically pretty similar, and the points that the data gave them were, fairly uniformly, surprising to them. The interest – and surprise – for the students was immediate and a joy to behold. In the following week we crowd-sourced analyses of stories about refugees and asylum seekers from around the world. When comparing their results to those presented to them from a corpus-based study I had done, in which the British press represented these groups negatively, an interesting result came in. Many of the negative representations you can see in the British press are present in whole or part in the press around the world. That includes non-English-language news reporting too.

In teaching corpus linguistics to classes over the years I have always stood by a simple truth – when you explore data with students, while you have the capacity to surprise them with what you have found in a corpus, students are also empowered to do just the same to you. With a MOOC the same is true, but the scale shifts. I can surprise and inform thousands of students with insights into the role corpora have to play in lexicography and how partial intuited meanings can be. At the same time, they can turn around and, almost with one voice, tell me that what I thought was true of the language of British newspapers is true in many contexts and many languages worldwide. The scale of such an endeavour is breathtaking. We have been running training classes, free of charge, in corpus linguistics at Lancaster University each year for some time now. In the first week of the MOOC we had taught as many students in one week as we would have if we ran our summer school for 100 years. In terms of getting the idea of the corpus approach to language ‘out there’ our MOOC has been a massive success – and the students like it, which, I must concede is a relief! So much effort and thought went into it that it is really gratifying to see so many people get so much out of it.

Are MOOCs the future of education? Well, in my opinion, yes and no. Yes – we must use them. For some students this is their best shot at getting some instruction from people who are too far away and too expensive to access for face-to-face education. For others, it is a way of dipping their toe in the water – they can find out the rudiments of a subject to see if they want to invest more time in studying it. But then also no – MOOCs must live with, and complement, face-to-face teaching, in my view. The responsiveness and immediacy of face-to-face teaching cannot be readily provided via a MOOC. If nothing else, the scale of the enterprise defies any credible and sustained attempt at building a rapport with individual students, which is, in my experience, a key motivator for students and staff alike. As we move forward we must blend MOOC and face-to-face education, to the benefit of all. Anyway – I must stop writing now. I have to prepare for the next crowd-sourced bit of research the students will do: looking at the ways in which people in different parts of the world talk about disabled people. I am bound to find out something new!

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A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics Paul Baker, Andrew Hardie, & Tony McEnery

A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics Paul Baker, Andrew Hardie, & Tony McEnery | Applied Corpus Linguistics to Education | Scoop.it
Launched in 2006, A Glossary of corpus linguistics is part of a series of glossaries by Edinburgh University Press, similar to the ones in Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics or Cognitive Linguistics. Authored by specialists from the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, the publication is welcome to a fast evolving research area.The book opens with a warning about website addresses. Due to the speed at which they change, the authors have decided to include only those which are likely to remain for a longer period of time.
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Clan – Corpus » New Series: Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics (Springer)

Clan – Corpus » New Series: Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics (Springer) | Applied Corpus Linguistics to Education | Scoop.it
The series intends to address the interface between Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics with a special focus on the theoretical study of language in real contexts. The volumes will especially welcome contributions with new theoretical approaches to the analysis of specific languages, to multimodal corpus analysis, and to the pragmatic implications of the interactions between different types of speakers. Advisory Editorial Board:....
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