Corpus Linguistics and Grammar Teaching

Jones, Christian
(2023) Corpus Linguistics and Grammar Teaching. In: Demystifying Corpus Linguistics for English Language Teaching. Springer International Publishing, pp. 119-137. ISBN 9783031112195

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Using corpora to analyse grammar allows teachers to explore form and meaning(s) in real contexts of use. Corpora can be used for both simple and more complex searches, as part of lesson preparation, to inform answers given to classroom questions and as a more central aspect of classroom methodology. This chapter shows that corpora can help teachers in understanding simple aspects of frequency, such as whether a pattern is more frequent in speech or writing, or in particular types of written or spoken discourse. Frequency data can also be used to find how common aspects of grammar are used in terms of form and meaning(s) and how grammar can be better understood by exploring language in context. Alongside examples of how to use corpora to explore grammar, this chapter demonstrates such analysis can inform materials design, methodology and common classroom practices such as teacher explanation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4703 Language Studies, 4704 Linguistics, 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy, 39 Education, 47 Language, Communication and Culture
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of the Arts
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2023 08:28
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 19:07
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-11220-1_7
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