Analysing Learner Language

Readership: Graduate students, teachers, researchers in Applied Linguistics

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106018076114

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Readership: Graduate students, teachers, researchers in Applied Linguistics
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Second Language Acquisition

The nature of learner language We have seen that the main way of investigating L2 acquisition is by collecting and describing samples of learner ... Identifying errors The first step in analysing learner errors is to identify them .

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019437212X

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This book offers a succinct theoretical introduction to the basic concepts in language testing in a way that is easy to understand. In the Japanese context, this book is highly recommended for university faculty members involved in obtaining assessment literacy, teachers who want to validate their exploratory teaching and testing, or applied linguistics students new to the language testing field. The book is divided into four main sections. The first provides an overview of the principles of language testing. The next contains short extracts from the testing literature with questions which stimulate further thinking. Section 3 is a list of references with brief annotations and Section 4 a glossary of referenced testing terms.
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Corpora for University Language Teachers

It is by the exploration of a corpus that such features of learner language can come to light . At this point the teacher can decide whether it is necessary to ... In Ellis , Rod / Barkhuizen , Gary ( eds ) Analysing Learner Language .

Author: Carol Taylor Torsello

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039116398

Category: Education

Page: 309

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This volume is made up of 17 chapters which have developed out of papers and workshop sessions presented at the event entitled «Corpora: Seminar and Workshops», held at the University of Padua, March 29-31, 2007. It maintains the straightforward, practical approach which characterized that event, meant as an introduction to the use of corpora even for novices. At the same time it goes into a wide range of different applications for corpora in language teaching and language research in higher education. One of these involves the creation and use of learner corpora. Another application involves corpus-assisted research into political discourse in the media. Language for special purposes is also focussed on as a research topic, an academic discipline, and language to be translated. Multimodal corpora are also considered. Proposals are made for corpus-based research into the language of films, and into translation (and mediation) universals. A corpus-based study of text complexity in reading tests is also presented. Large-scale corpora commercially available are also discussed. An online module for translator training is presented, as is an Internet-accessible corpus of Old English poetry.
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Exploring Spoken English Learner Language Using Corpora

Learner Talk Eric Friginal, Joseph J. Lee, Brittany Polat, Audrey Roberson. De Cock, S. (2004). ... Belgian Journal of English Language and Literatures, 2, 225–246. De Guerrero, M., & Villamil, ... Analysing learner language.

Author: Eric Friginal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319599007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book presents a corpus-based study of spoken learner language produced by university-level ESL students in the classroom. Using contemporary theories as a guide and employing cutting-edge corpus analysis tools and methods, the authors analyse a variety of learner speech to offer many new insights into the nature and characteristics of the spoken language of college ESL learners. Focusing on types of speech that are rarely examined, this original work makes a significant contribution to the study and understanding of ESL spoken language at university level. It will appeal to students and scholars of applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition and discourse analysis.
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Introducing Second Language Acquisition

The procedure for analyzing learner errors includes the following steps ( Ellis 1994 ) • Collection of a sample of learner language . Most samples of learner language which have been used in EA include data collected from many speakers ...

Author: Muriel Saville-Troike

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139447327

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Written for students encountering the topic for the first time, this is a clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition (SLA). It explains in non-technical language how a second language is acquired; what the second language learner needs to know; and why some learners are more successful than others. The textbook introduces in a step-by-step fashion a range of fundamental concepts – such as SLA in adults and children, in formal and informal learning contexts, and in diverse socio-cultural settings – and takes an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to consider SLA from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives. Each chapter contains a list of key terms, a summary, and a range of graded exercises suitable for self-testing or class discussion. Providing a solid foundation in SLA, this book is set to become the leading introduction to the field for students of linguistics, psychology, and education, and trainee language teachers.
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Learner Corpora and Language Teaching

... we explore the affordances of two different research methods that may be instrumental in analysing learner language complexity: standard corpus linguistics methodology and automatic syntactic complexity analysers.

Author: Sandra Götz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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While native corpora and corpus linguistic tools and methods have been used and applied for quite some time in the development of learning and teaching materials, learner corpora are only just beginning to impact the field of language teaching, testing and assessment. This volume helps to close this still existing gap and highlights the great potential of learner corpus research for language pedagogy by presenting a selection of 11 original studies on learner corpora, conducted by established experts as well as by excellent young researchers. The papers included in the volume present new corpora and methods; studies on written as well as spoken learner corpora and on using data-driven learning scenarios in the classroom. All papers include sections on practical and concrete language-pedagogical applications. This volume will be of significant interest to researchers working in corpus linguistics, learner corpus research, second language acquisition and English for Academic and Specific Purposes, as well to language teachers and materials developers.
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Computer Learner Corpora Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching

Error analysis (EA) often arouses negative reactions: it is felt to be retrograde, a return to the Old days when errors were considered to be an entirely negative aspect of learner language. However, analysing learner errors is not a ...

Author: Sylviane Granger

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027296238

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book takes stock of current research into computer learner corpora conducted both by ELT and SLA specialists. It should be of particular interest to researchers looking to assess its relevance to SLA theory and ELT practice. Throughout the volume, emphasis is also placed on practical, methodological aspects of computer learner corpus research, in particular the contribution of technology to the research process. The advantages and disadvantages of automated and semi-automated approaches are analyzed, the capabilities of linguistic software tools investigated, the corpora (and compilation processes) described in detail. In this way, an important function of the volume is to give practical insight to researchers who may be considering compiling a corpus of learner data or embarking on learner corpus research.The volume is divided into three main sections: • Section 1 gives a general overview of learner corpus research; • Section 2 illustrates a range of corpus-based approaches to interlanguage analysis; • Section 3 demonstrates the direct pedagogical relevance of learner corpus work.
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Learner Corpora in Language Testing and Assessment

The ISLE corpus: Italian and German spoken learners' English. ICAME Journal 27: 5–18. Barlow, M. 2005. Computer-based analysis of learner language. In Analysing Learner Language, R. Ellis & G. P. Barkhuizen (eds), 335–357. Oxford: OUP.

Author: Marcus Callies

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268709

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The aim of this volume is to highlight the benefits and potential of using learner corpora for the testing and assessment of L2 proficiency in both speaking and writing, reflecting the growing importance of learner corpora in applied linguistics and second language acquisition research. Identifying several desiderata for future research and practice, the volume presents a selection of original studies, covering a variety of different languages. It features studies that present very thoroughly compiled new corpus resources which are tailor-made and ready for analysis in LTA, new tools for the automatic assessment of proficiency levels, and new methods of (self-)assessment with the help of learner corpora. Other studies suggest innovative research methodologies of how proficiency can be operationalized through learner corpus data. The volume is of particular interest to researchers in (applied) corpus linguistics, learner corpus research, language testing and assessment, as well as for materials developers and language teachers.
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Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition

Parameter-Setting Theory in First and Second Language Acquisition. New York, NY: Continuum. Barlow, M. (2005). Computer-based analyses of learner language. In R. Ellis & G. Barkhuizen (eds.), Analysing Learner Language, 335–357.

Author: Bert Le Bruyn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108689403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Advances in Learner Corpus Research (LCR) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) have brought these two fast-moving fields significantly closer in recent years. This volume brings together contributions from internationally recognized experts in both LCR and SLA to provide an innovative, cross-collaborative examination of how both areas can provide rich insights for the other. Chapters present recent advances in LCR and illustrate in a clear and accessible style how these can be exploited for the study of a broad range of key topics in SLA, such as complexity, tense and aspect, cross-linguistic influence vs. universal processes, phraseology and variability. It concludes with two commentary chapters written by eminent scholars, one from the perspective of SLA, the other from the perspective of LCR, allowing researchers and students alike to reflect upon the mutually beneficial harmony between the two fields and link up LCR and SLA research and theory.
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Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics

instances of language use as well as in the diachronic process of L2 development? 8. What are the underlying linguistic, cognitive and ... This book offers a 'hands-on' approach to different methods for analysing learner language.

Author: Hassan Mohebbi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030791438

Category: Education

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This volume encompasses the range of research questions on language-related problems that arise in language teaching, learning and assessment. The [150] chapters are written by experts in the field who each offer their insights into current and future directions of research, and who suggest several highly relevant research questions. Topics include, but are not limited to: language skills teaching, language skills assessment and testing, measurement, feedback, discourse analysis, pragmatics, semantics, language learning through technology, CALL, MALL, ESP, EAP, ERPP, TBLT, materials development, genre analysis, needs analysis, corpus, content-based language teaching, language teaching and learning strategies, individual differences, research methods, classroom research, form-focused instruction, age effects, literacy, proficiency, and teacher education and teacher development. The book serves as a reference and offers inspiration to researchers and students in language education. An important skill in reviewing the research literature is following a study’s “plan of attack.” Broadly, this means that before accepting and acting upon the findings, one considers a) the research question (Is it clear and focused? Measurable?), b) the subjects examined, the methods deployed, and the measures chosen (Do they fit the study’s goal and have the potential to yield useful results?), and c) the analysis of the data (Do the data lead to the discussion presented? Has the author reasonably interpreted results to reach the conclusion?). Mohebbi and Coombe’s book, Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics: A Reference Guide, helps budding researchers take the first step and develop a solid research question. As the field of language education evolves, we need continual research to improve our instructional and assessment practices and our understanding of the learners’ language learning processes. This book with its remarkable 150 topics and 10 times the number of potential research questions provides a wealth of ideas that will help early career researchers conduct studies that move our field forward and grow our knowledge base. Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., Director, Academic Language Research & Training, Past President, TESOL International Association (2021-22) As a teacher in graduate programs in TESOL I frequently come across the frustration of students at centering their research interests on a particular topic and developing research questions which are worth pursuing so as to make a contribution to the field. This frustration stems from the fact that our field is so vast and interrelated, that it is often impossible to properly address all that interests them. Hence, I wholeheartedly welcome this most relevant and innovative addition to the research literature in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Coombe and Mohebbi have created a real tour de force that stands to inform budding researchers in the field for many years to come. Additionally, the cutting-edge depiction of the field and all it has to offer will no doubt update the research agendas of many seasoned researchers around the world. The 150 chapters are organized in a most powerful, yet, deceptively simple way offering a positioning within the topic, suggesting questions that might direct inquiry and offering a basic set of bibliographic tools to start the reader in the path towards research. What is more, the nine sections in which the chapters are organized leave no area of the field unexplored. Dr. Gabriel Díaz Maggioli, Academic Advisor, Institute of Education, Universidad ORT del Uruguay, President, IATEFL
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