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From Corpus to Classroom: Language Use and Language Teaching (Cambridge Language Teaching Library)by Anne O'keeffe
Synopses & Reviews
From 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.
This book summarises and makes accessible recent work in corpus research, focusing on spoken data and on the place of lexis in grammar and discourse.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Establishing basic and advanced levels in vocabulary learning 3. Lessons from the analysis of chunks 4. Idioms in everyday use and in language teaching 5. Grammar and lexis and patterns 6. Grammar, discourse and pragmatics 7. Listenership and response 8. Relational language 9. Language and creativity: Creating relationships 10. Specialising: Academic and business corpora 11. Exploring teacher corpora
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