Corpus Linguistics for ELT: Research and Practice

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Routledge, Mar 27, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 230 pages
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Corpus Linguistics for ELT provides a practical guide to undertaking ELT-related corpus research. Aimed at researchers, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of ELT and TESOL, and English language teachers, this volume:

  • covers corpus research in the main areas of language study relevant to ELT: grammar, lexis, ESP, spoken grammar and discourse;
  • presents a review of relevant corpus research in these areas, and discusses the implications of this research for ELT;
  • suggests potential ELT-focused corpus research projects, and equips the reader with all the required tools and techniques to carry them out;
  • deals with the growing area of learner corpora and direct classroom application of corpus material.

Corpus Linguistics for ELT empowers and inspires readers to carry out their own ELT corpus research, and will allow them in turn to make a significant contribution to corpus-informed ELT pedagogy.

 

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About the author (2015)

Ivor Timmis is Reader in English Language Teaching at Leeds Beckett University. His research interests lie in the relationship corpus linguistics and ELT, the focus of his three articles in ELT Journal. He is also working on an historical spoken corpus with data from the late 1930s in his home town, Bolton.