Some interesting new research on corpora, technology and language learning

Curry, N. (2022). On Corpus-Based Contrastive Linguistics and Language Pedagogy: Reimagining Applications for Contemporary English Language Teaching. In: McCallum, L. (eds) English Language Teaching. English Language Teaching: Theory, Research and Pedagogy. Springer, Singapore.

Li, L. X. (2022). Meta-Analytical Approach to the Impact of Corpus-Driven Teaching on Foreign Language AcquisitionMobile Information Systems2022.

Ng, C.H., Cheung, Y.L. (2022). Teaching and Learning English in the European Union: A Research Review. In: McCallum, L. (eds) English Language Teaching. English Language Teaching: Theory, Research and Pedagogy. Springer, Singapore.

Nishigaki, C., Akasegawa, S., & Oghigian, K.(2022). Development of an Online DDL Tool for Secondary School Learners千葉大学教育学部研究紀要70, 289-297.

Tafazoli, D. (2022). English Language Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning: SWOT Analysis in Spain. In: McCallum, L. (eds) English Language Teaching. English Language Teaching: Theory, Research and Pedagogy. Springer, Singapore.

Yasaman Iravi & Ali Malmir (2022) The effect of lexical tools and applications on L2 vocabulary learning: a case of English academic core words, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, DOI: 10.1080/17501229.2022.2102638

Phil Durrant’s talk available on Youtube

Check out Dr Durrant’s talk “Researching writing development with a corpus” on our research group Youtube Channel

More info on the talk here.

More info on Corpus linguistics and applied linguistics research 2021 site.

Language is never, ever, ever random

“Language is never, ever, ever random” (Kilgarriff, 2005), not in its usage, not in its acquisition, and not in its processing. (Nick C. Ellis, 2017, p. 41)

Nick C. Ellis (2017). Cognition, Corpora, and Computing: Triangulating Research in Usage-Based Language Learning. Language Learning 67(S1), pp. 40–65

How learners are using corpora in EMI contexts

This talk was part of Cambridge University Press ELS Insights on Demand.

You can download my presentation slides here.

Here´s a list of the references I used in this presentation:

Biber, D. (2019). Text-linguistic approaches to register variation. Register Studies, 1(1), 42-75.

Biber, D., & Conrad, S. (2009). Register, genre, and style. Cambridge University Press.

Brian, A. (2020). A case study of corpus-informed ESP language learning materials for EMI psychology students at the University of Padova.

Curry, N. & Pérez-Paredes, P. (2021). Understanding Lecturers’ Practices and Processes: A Qualitative Investigation of English-Medium Education in a Spanish Multilingual University, published in Teaching Language and Content in Multicultural and Multilingual Classrooms, editedby Carrió-Pastor, M.L., & Bellés Fortuño, B. Palgrave MacMillan.

Dafouz, E., & Smit, U. (2016). Towards a dynamic conceptual framework for English-mediumeducation in multilingual university settings. Applied Linguistics, 37(3), 397-415.

Dafouz, E., & Smit, U. (2020). ROAD-MAPPING English medium education in the internationaliseduniversity. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Dushku, S. & Thompson, P. (2020). CAMPUS TALK. Edinburgh University Press.

Jablonkai, R. R. (2019). Corpus linguistic methods in EMI research: A missed opportunity?In Research methods in EMI. Routledge.

Kırkgöz, Y., & Dikilitaş, K. (2018). Recent developments in ESP/EAP/EMI contexts. In Key issues in English for specific purposes in higher education (pp. 1-10). Springer, Cham.

Kunioshi, N., Noguchi, J., Tojo, K., & Hayashi, H. (2016). Supporting English-medium pedagogythrough an online corpus of science and engineering lectures. European Journal of EngineeringEducation41(3), 293-303.

O’keeffe, A., McCarthy, M., & Carter, R. (2007). From corpus to classroom: Language use and language teaching. Cambridge University Press.

Street, B. (2004). Academic literacies and the’new orders’: implications for research and practice in student writing in higher education. Learning & Teaching in the Social Sciences1(1).

Timmis, I. (2015). Corpus linguistics for ELT: Research and practice. Routledge.

There are infinite ways of using language

Epistemological relativity, for an ELT professional, means that one accepts
that there are infinite ways of using language and that differences do not
automatically call for judgmental evaluation. (Leung, 2005: p. 138)

Leung, C. (2005). Convivial communication: Recontextualizing communicative competence. International Journal of Applied Linguistics15(2), 119-144.

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