Corpora, Language Analysis, and Language Learning

2005-11-16 19:07:23    讲座    doubtfire

讲者:Michael Barlow

时间:2005.11.18 下午 3:00 - 4:30



The use of corpora in language learning is moving from a fringe interest to the mainstream within the United States. In this talk I will demonstrate the use of a concordancer, MonoConc Pro and a collocation extraction program, Collocate, and provide an overview of the use of corpora in language learning, focussing on (i) the use of corpora in materials development, (ii) the use of corpus-materials in the classroom, and (iii) the relevance of learner corpora. In the second part of the talk, I will concentrat
e on more theoretical issues, namely the fit between corpus data and theories of language learning and consequences of corpus analyses for our conception of what it means to know a language.


Michael Barlow completed a Doctorate in Linguistics at Stanford
University. He now spends 6 months of the year as Associate Professor in
the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the
University of Auckland in New Zealand and 6 months of the year in
Houston, Texas where his software publishing company is based. Barlow
specializes in Corpus Linguistics and is on the editorial board of
several corpus linguistics publications. He has created the Corpus of
Spoken Professional English and several text analysis programs
(MonoConc, ParaConc and Collocate). He co-edited Usage-Based Models of
Language published by CSLI at Stanford University and he is currently
working on a series of corpus-based EFL textbooks.

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