Explains and illustrates how teachers can use corpora to create classroom materials and activities to address specific class needs.
Using Corpora in the Language Classroom shows teachers how to use corpora and corpus tools to expand student learning. Together with its companion website, this teacher-friendly book demystifies corpus linguistics with clear explanations, instructions and examples. It provides the essential knowledge, tools, and skills teachers need to enable students to discover how language is really used.
Clear and concise, this volume provides:
-An overview of corpus linguistics
-Clear explanations of terminology
-Tasks and activities that invite readers to interact with the material
-Principled instructions for creating classroom materials and activities, including how to create corpora to address specific class needs.
Encourages a student-centered approach by showing teachers how to use student-generated materials (essays and tests for example) as source material for instruction.
Exemplifies how an inquiry-based approach leads students to discover patterns in authentic language use.
Demonstrates how teachers can create their own corpora and how they can access and utilize publically available corpora.