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Toward the Design of a Hybrid Learning Environment Based on Text Linguistics for Teacher Training in French as a Foreign Language (FFL) in Colombian Universities: Jorge M. Molina, Georges Antoniadis
JORGE M. MOLINA / GEORGES ANTONIADIS1
Toward the Design of a Hybrid Learning Environment Based on Text Linguistics for Teacher Training in French as a Foreign Language (FFL) in Colombian Universities
It is only since a few years ago that computer systems for learning/teaching languages based on the procedures and the results of Natural Language Processing (NLP)2 became available (Antoniadis et al., 2006; Chaudiron, 2007). There are also several recent researches (Le Bray, 20073; Lundquist, 1990, 2013) which have contributed to the field of teaching and learning of French as a Foreign Language based on Text Linguistics. However, the subject that we address here, the formation of teachers through educational software based on corpora derived from Text Linguistics has not been, to the best of our knowledge, really investigated so far4.
The text linguistics-based system described here, that is in the design stage, is derived from our approach and uses a corpus of texts created and exploited by means of NLP techniques. The system is ← 233 | 234 → intended for the formation of teachers in FFL in the Colombian universities. Its objective is the improvement of the linguistic level of future teachers of French as a Foreign Language, taking advantage of the various areas akin to text linguistics. Although known since the 1950s, text linguistics had its greatest development in the 1970s. It advocates the analysis of language from context and co-text (Adam, 2011a) and raises the concept of discursivity (Maingueneau,...