Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching

by Tony Harris (Volume editor) Maria Moreno Jaen (Volume editor)
©2011 Edited Collection 214 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 128


Derived from the successful International Seminar on Corpus Linguistics, New Trends in Language Teaching and Translation Studies: In Honour of John Sinclair (Granada, September 2008), organised by the research groups ADELEX (Assessing and Developing Lexical Competence) and ECPC (European Comparable and Parallel Corpora), seven contributions from well-known scholars in the field focus their attention on recent advances made in Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching. The first four chapters deal with more practical issues of applying corpora to language learning and teaching, examining particularly the integration of data-driven learning and different types of corpora including pedagogical, spoken multimedia and parallel. The last three chapters are concerned more with corpus-based research for language teaching arguing for more refined statistical methodology, comparing conversational features of the British National Corpus with a micro-corpus of movies and forwarding the case for research into corpus-based, meaning-oriented multimodal annotation, respectively. This volume is homage to John Sinclair’s academic legacy and the groundbreaking work which continues to honour his name.


ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (March)
Applied Linguistics University Pedagogy Foreign Language Teaching
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 214 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Tony Harris (Volume editor) Maria Moreno Jaen (Volume editor)

Tony Harris is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Granada. One of his main areas of research is non-verbal communication in language teaching. He has published numerous articles such as «Listening with your eyes: the importance of speech-related gestures in the language classroom» in Foreign Language Annals and «Teacher gestures» in Teacher Trainer. He is currently working on a multimodal analysis of nonverbal behaviour in film clips. María Moreno Jaén lectures in Applied Linguistics at the University of Granada. She has published a number of articles on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), corpus-based lexical teaching and testing, including the recent «An update of ADELEX: Developing the lexical competence of Spanish university students through ICT in the ESHE» in Computer Assisted Language Learning, co-authored with Carmen Pérez Basanta. She has co-edited issues in journals such as Language Forum and Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics.


Title: Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching