By Fanny Meunier, Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Magali Paquot
The 11 contributions to this quantity, written through professional corpus linguists, take on corpora from quite a lot of views and target to make clear the various linguistic and pedagogical makes use of to which corpora should be placed. They current state of the art learn within the authors’ respective area of workmanship and recommend instructions for destiny study. the main target of the e-book is on learner corpora, however it additionally contains reflections at the function of different varieties of corpora, equivalent to local corpora, professional clients corpora, parallel corpora or corpora of latest Englishes. For readers who're already acquainted with corpora, this quantity bargains an educated account of the main function that corpus information play in utilized linguistics this present day. As for readers who're new to corpus linguistics, the review of methods, equipment and domain names of functions provided will absolutely aid them improve their very own flavor for corpora. This quantity has been edited in honour of Sylviane Granger, who has been one of many pioneers of learner corpus study.
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Conditional sentences: ELT typology and corpus evidence. Paper given at the Annual Meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics, University of Leeds, 4–6 September 2003. pdf> Gabrielatos, C. 2007. If-conditionals as modal colligations: A corpus-based investigation. In Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference: Corpus Linguistics 2007, M. Davies, P. Rayson, S. Hunston & P. Danielsson (eds). Birmingham: University of Birmingham. pdf> Gilquin, G. 2002. Automatic retrieval of syntactic structures: The quest for the Holy Grail.
Paquot, M. 2008. Too chatty: Learner academic writing and register variation. English Text Construction 1(1): 41–61. Goldberg, A. 1995. Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press. Granger, S. 1997. On identifying the syntactic and discourse features of participle clauses in academic English: Native and non-native writers compared. In Studies in English Language and Teaching, J. Aarts, I. de Mönnink & H. Wekker (eds), 185–198. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
A somewhat earlier study by Eeg-Olofsson & Altenberg (1996) reported that as many as 86% of words in two 5,000-word samples (one monologue, the other dialogue) “were part of a recurrent word combination in one way or another”. See also Altenberg (1998). Geoffrey Leech of acquiring individual words, but of acquiring phraseology. Hence frequency of word combinations, as well as of words, should be an important input to the learning process. The strange thing is that, according to De Cock (1998), the percentage of formulaicity in learners’ productions is even higher than in those of native speakers (although some formulae are erroneous).
A Taste for Corpora: In Honour of Sylviane Granger by Fanny Meunier, Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Magali Paquot