From Corpus to Classroom
Language Use and Language Teaching
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From Corpus to Classroom by Anne O'Keeffe
Book DescriptionFrom 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521616867
(246mm x 189mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anne O'Keeffe
Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, Paperback (August 2012)
Originally published: London; New York: Routledge, 2010.
Investigating Media Discourse, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Anne O'Keeffe
Explores spoken interactions in the media, drawing on sources from the English speaking world including chat shows, radio phone-ins and political interviews with leaders such as Tony Blair and George W Bush. This title is intended for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics, English Language and Media.
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