People behind the PhDs 09: Robert Poole – Preview
Robert Poole Bio
Robert Poole is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Alabama. He has taught English in Nicaragua and South Korea as well as several language institutes in the US. His research focuses on corpus-aided approaches to language teaching and learning, corpus*-aided discourse* analysis, and ecolinguistics*. Follow at @RobertEPoole.
- *corpus = a collection of written texts
- *discourse = written or spoken communication or debate.
- ecolinguistics = explores the role of language of humans and the physical environment interactions
A Guide to Using Corpora for English Language Learners
This textbook will help you unlock and access the great potential of corpus linguistics for language learning. While other books discuss how instructors may implement corpora in the classroom, this book provides step-by-step illustrated examples to help learners, graduate students, and language instructors visualize and understand the potential of corpus linguistics for language learning. It guides you through the application of corpus searches for writing, vocabulary and cultural study and provides guidance on building your own corpus. The hands-on approach will strengthen your development into an autonomous language learner and help instructors learn to design and implement their own corpus activities. With tutorials on a range of popular and increasingly user-friendly corpora, it helps usher in a new era of corpus-aided language learning.
Chapter 1: Learning the Essentials
Chapter 2: Corpus Searches for Vocabulary Learning
Chapter 3: Corpus Searches for Writing
Chapter 4: Corpus Searches for Cultural Study and Conversation Topics
Chapter 5: Building Your Own Corpus
Corpus Resources; Additional Readings; Glossary
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