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Title: Corpus Research Applications in Second Language Teaching
Author: Ute Römer
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Institution: University of Michigan
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Abstract: Over the past few decades, corpora have not only revolutionized linguistic research but have also had an impact on second language learning and teaching. In the field of applied linguistics, more and more researchers and practitioners treasure what corpus linguistics has to offer to language pedagogy. Still, corpora and corpus tools have yet to be widely implemented in pedagogical contexts. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of pedagogical corpus applications and to review recent publications in the area of corpus linguistics and language teaching. It covers indirect corpus applications, such as in syllabus or materials design, as well as direct applications of corpora in the second language classroom. The article aims to illustrate how both general and specialized language corpora can be used in these applications and discusses directions for future research in applied corpus linguistics.


This article appears IN Annual Review of Applied Linguistics Vol. 31, Issue 1.

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