G-LSUD4 ApLing445 Corpora and their Use in Language Teaching

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Over the past twenty years, research with corpora has become an amazingly fertile development. Recently, however, we have also welcomed the emergence of computer corpus as a linguistic learning resource. This course has a two-fold aim: (a) to introduce students to the development of computer corpora in linguistics and (b) to discuss and demonstrate the possibilities that the use of corpora can offer to the language teacher. More particularly, the course will consist of a theoretical and a practical component. Within the theoretical framework we shall explore the following topics: (a) history and development of corpora (b) types of corpora (c) possible applications. The practical component of the course will discuss the use of corpus data for the development of teaching materials and will provide students with the methodological principles that guide the use of corpora for the teaching of language. Learning outcomes and competences By the end of the course participants should be: Familiar with corpus linguistics and the terminology related to corpus compilation and corpus applications Aware of the use and applications of corpora in lexicography, first and second language acquisition research, translation and teaching Able to carry out small scale research in native and learner corpora by using specialized software Able to design teaching materials based on corpus data. Recommended reading: Is there a course textbook? Yes Is there a list of readings? Yes Assessment methods: Final written exams


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.