From Corpus to Classroom: Language Use and Language Teaching

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Cambridge University Press, 2007 M05 3 - 315 pages
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From Corpus to Classroom summarises and makes accessible recent work in corpus research, focusing particularly on spoken data. It is based on analysis of corpora such as CANCODE and Cambridge International Corpus, and written with particular reference to the development of corpus-informed pedagogy. The book explains how corpora can be designed and used, and focuses on what they tell us about language teaching. It examines the relevance of corpora to materials writers, course designers and language teachers and considers the needs of the learner in relation to authentic data. It shows how the answers to key questions such as 'Is there a basic, everyday vocabulary for English?', 'How should idioms be taught?' and 'What are the most common spoken language chunks?' are best explored by means of a clearer understanding of the workings of language in context.
 

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
25
Section 3
31
Section 4
58
Section 5
80
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
100
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
159
Section 15
184
Section 16
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Section 17
220
Section 18
246
Section 19
249

Section 9
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Section 10
118
Section 11
120
Section 20
284
Section 21
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Section 22
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