Corpus Linguistics for ELT : Research and Practice
Corpus Linguistics for ELT provides a practical guide to undertaking ELT-related corpus research. Aimed at researchers, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of ELT and TESOL, and English language teachers, this volume:
- covers corpus research in the main areas of language study relevant to ELT: grammar, lexis, ESP, spoken grammar and discourse;
- presents a review of relevant corpus research in these areas, and discusses the implications of this research for ELT;
- suggests potential ELT-focused corpus research projects, and equips the reader with all the required tools and techniques to carry them out;
- deals with the growing area of learner corpora and direct classroom application of corpus material.
Corpus Linguistics for ELT empowers and inspires readers to carry out their own ELT corpus research, and will allow them in turn to make a significant contribution to corpus-informed ELT pedagogy.