Re: Data Driven Learning: summary of responses
2009-12-01 10:22:33 GMT
last week I asked the list to pool their knowledge about research carried out on DDL with phrases rather than single words. I didn't expect to find much, having already trawled through the literature, but the picture is pretty bleak. To put it bluntly, with very few exceptions, DDL has not been used to teach phrases.
However, from this depressing picture comes a ray of light:a gaping hole in the literature that is begging to be filled. Short of research projects to assign your students? Run a little dry of inspiration recently? Anything you do in this field will be new! (and a welcome addition to knowledge of MWU acquisition).
Below is a list of the references I was able to collect which had direct relevance to applied linguistics (teaching or learner corpora); individual respondents have been thanked individually, but thanks again (you know who you are)
1 - DDL + phrases: references
Boulton, A. (2008). Looking for empirical evidence for DDL at lower levels. Practical applications of language and computers. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Ed.), Corpus Linguistics, Computer Tools, and Applications: State of the Art, (pp. 581–598). Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
(phraseological false friends)
Boulton, A. (forthcoming 2010). Data-driven learning: Taking the computer out of the equation . Language Learning 60 (3)
Philip, G. (2000). L’uso delle concordanze bilingui nell’insegnamento dei “falsi amici”. In Rossini Favretti, R. (Ed.), Linguistica e Informatica. Corpora, Multimedialità e Percorsi di Apprendimento, (pp. 363–373). Bologna, Italy: Bulzoni.
Boulton, A. (2009). Testing the limits of data-driven learning: language proficiency and training. ReCALL 21 (1). pp37-51
->future forms "will"/ "going to"
Boulton, A. (2007). DDL is in the details... and in the big themes. Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics 2007. URL http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/publications/CL2007/paper/126_Paper.pdf
Alejandro Curado Fuentes (2001). Tasks for Business Science and Technology English: Evaluating Corpus-driven Data for ESP. ESP World 1 (1) http://www.esp-world.info/Articles_1/tasks.html
Tan, M. (2002). Fixed expressions, prepositional clusters and language teaching. In M. Tan (ed.) Corpus Studies in Language Education. Bangkok: IELE Press
-> there are also kibbitzers available, though phrases, when they occur, are never the main focus (as far as I could see)
http://www.eisu.bham.ac.uk/support/online/kibbitzers.shtml (links to kibbitzers need updating, but I hear the Bham techies are working on it)
2 - Phrase recognition/identification etc.from corpora/learner corpora
Biber, D. (2006). University language: a corpus-based study of spoken and written registers. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Cortes, V. (2004). Lexical bundles in published and student disciplinary writing: examples from history and biology. English for Specific Purposes. 23 pp. 397-423
Hyland, K. (2008). Academic clusters: text patterning in published and postgraduate writing. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 18 (1) pp. 41-62
Hyland, K. (2008). As can be seen: Lexical bundles and disciplinary variation. English for Specific Purposes. 27 pp. 4–21
Scott, M. and C.Tribble (2006). Textual Patterns: Key words and corpus analysis in language education. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Dr. Gill Philip
Università degli Studi di Bologna
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