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Concordance programs: ICT4LT

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The aim of this module is to introduce language teachers to the use of concordances and concordance programs in the Modern Foreign Languages classroom. Concordancing is part of Corpus Linguistics, which is dealt with by Tony McEnery & Andrew Wilson in Module 3.4. Section 2.2 of this module includes a brief introduction to corpus linguistics.

 

 Authors of this module

Marie-Noëlle Lamy, The Open University, UK.

Hans Jørgen Klarskov Mortensen, Vordingborg Gymnasium, Denmark.

With an introduction by Graham Davies, Editor-in-Chief, ICT4LT Website.


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, May 4, 2013 8:43 PM

This is a very thorough module on using corpus linguistics in the classroom.  It is about 50 pages worth of materials. A great introduction or review of the uses of corpora, resources and related research.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:43 AM

Superbly brilliant !! 

Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:06 AM

Undated module on Graham Davies' legacy website (most recent reference 2011, the majority from the 1990s).  The authors recommend printing and reading the 50+ pages of information, then come back to the webpage to use the links to complete the activities.

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Academic Word List exercises: University of Nottingham

Word lists and various useful tools for manipulating texts.


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Robin Yu's comment, January 16, 2013 7:01 AM
The word lists can be found elsewhere but the highlighter tools and gap-fill maker are unique tools from Nottingham.
Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:47 AM

Nice set of tools and activities for English for Academic Purposes.

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Some user-friendly concordance ideas

Some user-friendly concordance ideas | Technology and language learning | Scoop.it
Although corpora are now widely used in putting together ELT Dictionaries, and increasingly used in writing ELT materials, it is still rare, I think, for corpora, and especially for concordances to...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:38 PM

Nice post on using corpora for ELT without being a corpus linguist or a tech whiz.

Stanislav Okhvat's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:09 AM

A nice introduction to corpora and concordance tools and how they are useful in teaching languages and, by extension, translation.

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Corpus-aided language learning

Numerous corpus linguists (for example Gavioli and Aston 2001) have pointed out that learning activities centred on analysing corpus data are consistent with current principles of language-learning theory, that is students develop more autonomy when they receive guidance about how to observe language and make generalizations.

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