A Taste for Corpora: In Honour of Sylviane Granger

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Fanny Meunier, Gaėtanelle Gilquin, Magali Paquot
John Benjamins Publishing, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 295 pages
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The eleven contributions to this volume, written by expert corpus linguists, tackle corpora from a wide range of perspectives and aim to shed light on the numerous linguistic and pedagogical uses to which corpora can be put. They present cutting-edge research in the authors respective domain of expertise and suggest directions for future research. The main focus of the book is on learner corpora, but it also includes reflections on the role of other types of corpora, such as native corpora, expert users corpora, parallel corpora or corpora of New Englishes. For readers who are already familiar with corpora, this volume offers an informed account of the key role that corpus data play in applied linguistics today. As for readers who are new to corpus linguistics, the overview of approaches, methods and domains of applications presented will undoubtedly help them develop their own taste for corpora. This volume has been edited in honour of Sylviane Granger, who has been one of the pioneers of learner corpus research."

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List of contributors
Putting corpora to good uses
Frequency corpora and language learning
Learner corpora and contrastive interlanguage analysis
The use of small corpora for tracing the development of academic literacies
Revisiting apprentice texts
Learners and users Who do we want corpus data from?
Learner knowledge of phrasal verbs
Corpora and the new Englishes
Towards a new generation of corpusderived lexical resources for language learning
Automating the creation of dictionaries
Addendum Select list of publications by Sylviane Granger
Subject index
Name index

Automatic error tagging of spelling mistakes in learner corpora
Data mining with learner corpora

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