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Beginning Portuguese corpus linguistics: exploring a corpus to teach Portuguese as a foreign language
SARDINHA, A. P. BERBER;
DELTA: Documenta??o de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada , 1999, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-44501999000200003
Abstract: the study reports the results of the exploration of a machine-readable corpus of brazilian portuguese. the corpus was collected from news distributed on the internet. the news items themselves consisted of excerpts from newspaper stories and tv transcripts. the focus of the paper is on the description of selected language features needed for the production of teaching materials for private portuguese classes in britain. several lexical and grammatical items are described using corpus linguistics tools in what amounts to pioneering work on corpus analysis of portuguese. the paper concludes that guidance provided by existing reference materials such as textbooks, grammars and dictionaries are inadequate since these sources are not based on samples of authentic language.
Beginning Portuguese corpus linguistics: exploring a corpus to teach Portuguese as a foreign language  [cached]
SARDINHA A. P. BERBER
DELTA: Documenta??o de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada , 1999,
Abstract: The study reports the results of the exploration of a machine-readable corpus of Brazilian Portuguese. The corpus was collected from news distributed on the Internet. The news items themselves consisted of excerpts from newspaper stories and TV transcripts. The focus of the paper is on the description of selected language features needed for the production of teaching materials for private Portuguese classes in Britain. Several lexical and grammatical items are described using corpus linguistics tools in what amounts to pioneering work on corpus analysis of Portuguese. The paper concludes that guidance provided by existing reference materials such as textbooks, grammars and dictionaries are inadequate since these sources are not based on samples of authentic language.
Applying Corpus Linguistics in Discourse Analysis  [cached]
Dongmei WANG
Studies in Literature and Language , 2013, DOI: 10.3968/j.sll.1923156320130602.4002
Abstract: The present study employed corpus analytical tools to study and compare BP Company’s CSR reports before and after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Corpus linguistics served in the research as a methodological tool since it ensured a more qualitative research methodology. And Fairclough’s three-dimensional conception was employed to explore how an organization uses justificatory discursive strategies to legitimize its operations after perceived disasters.
An Overview of Corpus Linguistics Studies on Prepositions  [cached]
Norwati Roslim,Jayakaran Mukundan
English Language Teaching , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/elt.v4n2p125
Abstract: Studies on prepositions have been explored in corpus linguistics. They have been studied in various perspectives mainly in relation to frequency and collocational information. In order to look at the developments of these studies, this paper will focus on the development of sequence of studies of prepositions in three decades as observed by the authors. In keeping up with the developments, this paper will also look into the scenario of English language corpus work in Malaysia. Based on these review, this paper will then further add to this body of knowledge by providing a more tangible and practical applications in dealing with prepositions from the perspectives of the teaching and learning of prepositions.
Corpus linguistics at the service of English teachers
Juliano Recski,Leonardo;
Literatura y lingüística , 2006, DOI: 10.4067/S0716-58112006000100017
Abstract: this paper contemplates how corpus evidence might be used to address teachers' questions about english grammar and suggests that corpus linguistics has an important role to play in raising their awareness to linguistic features and patterns. the article surveys a range of grammatical questions posted by efl/esl teachers on four orkut communities devoted to the teaching and learning of english. it concentrates on three specific types of questions: synonymous lexical items which function differently and are reported to be difficult to teach and explain; linguistic evidence that contradicts the prescriptive grammar rules that teachers have been taught during their education; and collocations that teachers attempt to explicate. in attempting to address the teachers' questions, corpus evidence is used to offer possible explanations. it is suggested that the use of corpus data in addressing these questions is not only convincing but also leads to discoveries of patterns and meanings which might not be found in other reference materials such as grammars and dictionaries
Metaphor and Corpus Linguistics
Sardinha, Tony Berber;
Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S1984-63982011000200004
Abstract: in this paper, i look at four different aspects of metaphor research from a corpus linguistic perspective, namely: (1) the lexicogrammar of metaphors, which refers to the patterning of linguistic metaphor revealed by corpus analysis; (2) metaphor probabilities, which is a facet of metaphor that emerges from frequency-based studies of metaphor; (3) dimensions of metaphor variation, or the search for systematic parameters of variation in metaphor use across different registers; and (4) automated metaphor retrieval, which relates to the development of software to help identify metaphors in corpora. i argue that these four aspects are interrelated, and that advances in one of them can drive changes in the others.
Corpus in Foreign Language Teaching and Research  [cached]
Xin-ping ZHOU
Cross-Cultural Communication , 2006, DOI: 10.3968/620
Abstract: Corpus-based language research has been long prospered since the middle of last century. Corpus is therefore frequently used in foreign language (mostly English) teaching and research due to the fundamental principles of modern Corpus Linguistics along with the colorful resources of word-banks and the corresponding tools, especially in western countries. In China, the related literature found its way from introducing the foreign researches to our own practice into this field. As a conclusion, corpus and Corpus Linguistics can be closely connected with and widely applied in foreign language teaching and research with a predictable bright future. Keywords: corpus, Corpus Linguistics, foreign language teaching and research Résumé Le moyen de recherches sur le corpus a connu un développement rapide depuis le milieu du siècle précédent et a atteint la maturité aujourd’hui. En raison de l’importance de la linguistique de corpus et de la méthode de recherches sur le corppus, et étant donné ses ressources riches ainsi que les facilités apportées par les outils de recherche, le corpus est appliquée amplement dans les recherches linguistiques notamment dans celles de l’anglais. A l’étranger, l’étude de la linguistique de corpus a débuté t t et a donné beaucoup de fruits ; le travail du milieu des langues étrangères chinois dans ce domaine a commencé par la présentation du corpus étranger et sa situation d’étude, et puis procède à des applications pratiques. En somme, il existe des relations étroites et diverses entre le corpus et les recherches de l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères, et les recherches de l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères basant sur le corpus présente une bonne perspective. Mots-clés: corpus, linguistique de corpus, recherches de l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères 摘 要 語料庫研究方法自上個世紀中葉以來迅速發展,到今天已空前繁榮。由於語料庫語言學和語料庫研究方法的重要性,又由於豐富的語料庫資源及檢索工具提供了實踐的可能和便利,語料庫被廣泛應用於語言研究特別是英語教學研究中。國外語料庫語言學研究起步早,成果多;我國外語界在這方面的工作主要是從介紹國外語料庫及其研究現狀開始,然後進行一些應用實踐。總之,語料庫與外語教學研究有著緊密的、多層面的關係,基於語料庫的外語教學研究大有可為、前景廣闊。 關鍵詞:語料庫;語料庫語言學;外語教學研究
Corpus linguistics at the service of English teachers  [cached]
Leonardo Juliano Recski
Literatura y lingüística , 2006,
Abstract: This paper contemplates how corpus evidence might be used to address teachers' questions about English grammar and suggests that corpus linguistics has an important role to play in raising their awareness to linguistic features and patterns. The article surveys a range of grammatical questions posted by EFL/ESL teachers on four Orkut communities devoted to the teaching and learning of English. It concentrates on three specific types of questions: synonymous lexical items which function differently and are reported to be difficult to teach and explain; linguistic evidence that contradicts the prescriptive grammar rules that teachers have been taught during their education; and collocations that teachers attempt to explicate. In attempting to address the teachers' questions, corpus evidence is used to offer possible explanations. It is suggested that the use of corpus data in addressing these questions is not only convincing but also leads to discoveries of patterns and meanings which might not be found in other reference materials such as grammars and dictionaries Este artículo contempla cómo la evidencia del corpus lingüístico podría ser usado para responder preguntas de los profesores de inglés respecto de la gramática inglesa, y sugiere que el corpus lingüístico tiene un rol importante que jugar para incrementar la advertencia respecto de los patrones y aspectos lingüísticos. El artículo describe una selección de preguntas en torno a gramática inglesa enviadas por profesores de inglés como idioma extranjero y como segunda lengua en cuatro comunidades Orkut dedicados a la ense anza y aprendizaje del idioma inglés. El artículo se concentra en tres tipos específicos de preguntas: ítemes léxicos sinónimos que funcionan de manera diferente y se reportan como difíciles para ense ar y explicar; evidencia lingüística que contradice las reglas de la gramática prescriptiva, la cual se ha ense ado a los profesores de Inglés por siempre en su formación, y expresiones de uso frecuente que los profesores intentan explicar. Al intentar responder las consultas de los profesores, se usó evidencia recogida de un corpus lingüístico para ofrecer posibles explicaciones. Se sugiere, con este estudio, que el uso de corpus lingüístico para fundamentar las explicaciones, no solamente es convincente, sino que además conlleva a descubrimientos de patrones y significados que podrían no hallarse en otros materiales de referencia, tales como libros de gramática y diccionarios
Hans Lindquist, Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English (Edinburgh University Press, 2009): a Detailed EvaluationIn Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English Hans Lindquist offers another introductory book to corpus linguistics, but aims  [cached]
Marlies Gabriele Prinzl
Opticon1826 , 2010, DOI: 10.5334/opt.091009
Abstract: In Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English Hans Lindquist offers another introductory book to corpus linguistics, but aims it specifically at ‘university students of English at intermediate to advanced levels who have a certain background in grammar and linguistics, but who have not had the opportunity to use computer corpora to any great extent’ (Lindquist 2009, xvi). He proposes that the book, especially certain sections of it, may also be of interest to students of literature. Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English comprises ten chapters. Chapters 1-5 cover the basics, introducing corpus linguistics as a discipline, discussing its methods and explaining key terms, while Chapter 6-10 delve into more specific and different subject matters ranging from corpus-based metaphor studies to the applications of corpora in sociolinguistics. Readers new to corpus linguistics would therefore benefit from reading the first section of the book, but might opt to peruse only chapters relevant to their studies from the second part. That said, Chapters 6-10 provide a valuable overview of the different possibilities within corpus linguistics for anyone new to the field. All chapters are set up in an identical fashion and include, in addition to a discussion of the topic covered, a chapter summary, study questions, suggestions for further reading as well as online corpus exercises on the books supplementary webpage.
Applying corpus linguistics methodology to psycholinguistics research
Ferreira, Luciane Corrêa;
DELTA: Documenta??o de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-44502010000300008
Abstract: this study concerns the use of corpus linguistics methodology in psycholinguistics research. ten linguistic metaphors were selected from english and american newspapers. after that, we identified the underlying conceptual metaphor based on the conceptual metaphor inventory by lakoff and johnson (1980, 1999). we seek to investigate what sort of knowledge efl-learners use when trying to understand a linguistic metaphor. we examined how efl-learners comprehend linguistic metaphors, firstly without using the context and then using the context. the sample comprised 221 brazilian students and 16 american students at ucsc. we have also carried out an empirical research using webcorp.
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