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Title: The language learner as language researcher : putting corpus linguistics on the timetable
Authors: Cheng, W 
Warren, M 
Xu, XF 
Keywords: Corpus linguistics
Corpus-driven research
Data-driven learning
Discourse analysis
Information technology
Issue Date: 2003
Source: System, 2003, v. 31, no. 2, p. 173-186 How to cite?
Journal: System 
Abstract: This paper describes an attempt to make room for the subject Corpus Linguistics on the already packed timetable of an English language major undergraduate programme. We describe the rationale for bringing together two existing subjects, Information Technology and Discourse Analysis, for a period of time in order to more systematically and meaningfully introduce students to corpus-based language study in combination with 'data-driven learning' (Johns, T., 1991. Should you be persuaded: two samples of data-driven learning materials. In: Johns, T., King, P., (Eds.), Classroom Concordancing (English Language Research Journal 4). ELR, Birmingham, pp. 1-16.). The contents of the course are given, examples of the students' research studies described, along with an examination of the reactions of students and teachers to this learning and teaching development. We have found that it is both possible and worthwhile to add corpus linguistics to the curriculum. Both students and teachers felt that it enhanced the value of the two original subjects and fruitfully cast all of the participants in new roles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28441
ISSN: 0346-251X
DOI: 10.1016/S0346-251X(03)00019-8
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