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Quick Cups of COCA: Mura Nava 2016

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Classroom examples of using the BYU-COCA corpus interface.
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Quick examples of using corpus searches for ELT: starting from straightforward classroom questions ("de-" versus "un-" motivated, synonym for "chimney," "bring to a/the boil"), how to search a corpus to provide simple answers based on corpus data (frequency in US/UK corpora). Free and extremely user-friendly
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Using corpus tools for language teaching: Mura Nava

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How are the words rotate and revolve used? Have a think, then read this description. Now using COCA-BYU let’s see if the description is supported and whether we can add anything to the picture painted by the Grammarist.
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A nice example of how to use the COCA data base and corpus tools to support intuitions or assertions about actual use of similar words (rotate/revolve).  For advanced learners or teachers.

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How I (almost) won an argument using corpus linguistics

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I'm taking a class called "Morphology and Syntax." It's currently the third week of the class and it has been interesting. In the first week, I got into an interesting debate with another student. ...
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Anne Hendler on using COCA and the BNC to check her intuition and a rule.

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Helping Students Understand Similar Vocabulary Words with Concordance Lines

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ESL instructor and graduate student in TESOL as Northern Arizona University Randy Rebman describes using a concordancer with university ESL learners.

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Teaching writing with the aid of COCA - guest post by Monika Sobejko

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I am very pleased that Monika Sobjeko agreed to share some of her experiences of using corpora in class. If you have used corpora in your teaching and would like to write about it get in touch or s...
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How and why to do a frequency search across registers, and a comparison search (change of versus change in) using COCA. Link to open access article by Frankenberg-Garcia

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Using a corpus for ELT: COCA tutorial

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This tutorial has rationale for corpus use and an introduction to using the COCA site.  A dozen 2-minute segments hosted on Russell Stannard's website.

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Video: Introduction to Using the Corpus of Contemporary American English

This video introduces some of the basics of the COCA interface including displays, wildcards and lemmatization. The video also discusses some introductory is...

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Useful indeed.  Language teachers typically use this kind of corpus to test their intuitions about usage, or in data-driven teaching send their learners to check their own vocabulary choices.  But it's not particularly easy to get started with this database, so this video is a good place to start.

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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, January 15, 2013 6:50 AM

Really useful stuff

Pascual Pérez-Paredes's comment, January 18, 2013 6:14 AM
Thanks for RT!!!!!