By Fanny Meunier, Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Magali Paquot
The 11 contributions to this quantity, written by way of professional corpus linguists, take on corpora from quite a lot of views and objective to make clear the varied linguistic and pedagogical makes use of to which corpora could be placed. They current state of the art learn within the authors’ respective area of workmanship and recommend instructions for destiny study. the focus of the ebook is on learner corpora, however it additionally comprises reflections at the function of alternative kinds of corpora, similar to local corpora, specialist clients corpora, parallel corpora or corpora of recent Englishes. For readers who're already accustomed to corpora, this quantity deals an educated account of the foremost function that corpus facts play in utilized linguistics this day. As for readers who're new to corpus linguistics, the evaluation of ways, tools and domain names of purposes provided will absolutely support them improve their very own flavor for corpora. This quantity has been edited in honour of Sylviane Granger, who has been one of many pioneers of learner corpus learn.
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This may be going too far, as Teubert here embraces the idiom principle one hundred percent. Nevertheless, the formulaicity of English has been calculated as around 21% in written texts and even higher (30%) in spoken language (Biber et al. 9 Learning vocabulary is not just a matter 7. Also we should include here the collocational patterns of frequent words, usually disregarded at more advanced levels because the words are considered as easy or known, whilst studies have shown that these collocational patterns were not mastered even at an advanced level (see for instance Nesselhauf 2003).
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