Using Corpora

Did you know that “obviously” is almost five times more common in spoken English than in written English or that the word “somewhat” is more common in writing than speaking (Caplan, 2011)?

By searching a corpus, you can easily find this type of information. Our first Technology Interest Group meeting this term will focus on  using corpus data to create language learning activities. This will not be a theoretical discussion, but rather an opportunity to explore new ways of creating activities and assessments for your classes.

When: Technology Tuesday, January 24th from 12-1pm
Where: ILLC 248
Preparation: Read “The Use of Corpora in the Vocabulary Classroom
Bring a brownbag lunch. I’ll make sure to bring something sweet for everyone.

Hope you can all make it!

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