Textual Patterns: Key Words and Corpus Analysis in Language Education
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 203 pages
Textual Patterns introduces corpus resources, tools and analytic frameworks of central relevance to language teachers and teacher educators. Specifically it shows how key word analysis, combined with the systematic study of vocabulary and genre, can form the basis for a corpus informed approach to language teaching. The first part of the book gives the reader a strong grounding in the way in which language teachers can use corpus analysis tools (wordlists, concordances, key words) to describe language patterns in general and text patterns in particular. The second section presents a series of case studies which show how a key word / corpus informed approach to language education can work in practice. The case studies include: General language education (i.e. students in national education systems and those following international examination programmes), foreign languages for academic purposes, literature in language education, business and professional communication, and cultural studies in language education.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Key words of individual texts
Key words and genres
General English language teaching
Business and professional communication
English for academic purposes
Other editions - View all
apprentice texts apprentice writers Biber Blair BNC texts BNC Written BNC_ACAD BNC_ALL BNC_LIT British National Corpus Capulet channel maintainer chapter cluster lists co-key co-occurrence column compared concordance concordancer consider context contrast Conversational Production corpora Corpus Linguistics corpus-based database discussed EastEnders English example EXT_DIST EXT_PERS Fiction Figure focus four-word clusters frequency function words genre Guardian Weekly hapax legomena hope identify instances key words keyness keyword list kind KKWs KW analysis left collocates lexical bundles lexical density linguistic linkage linked literary MASKLIN milk million words node non-academic Norm normalised counts noun phrase occurs of-phrase fragment paragraph paragraph-initial patterns POZ_LIT pronouns PROPER_NAME PROPER_NOUN reference corpus right collocates Romeo and Juliet scope semantic prosodies sentence set of texts shared shows Spoken Academic Steve McFadden story Table text collections textual thee thou three-word clusters Tybalt Unshared verbs Word Freq word-list Wordsmith Tools Written Academic