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From Corpus to Classroom: Language Use and Language Teaching Anne OKeeffe

From Corpus to Classroom: Language Use and Language Teaching

Anne OKeeffe

Published April 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780521851466
Hardcover
315 pages
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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 particularMoreFrom 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.