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Independent research project with web-derived corpora for language learning

Abstract

Recent studies have indicated the enormous potential of the web as a source of linguistic data for language learning in the classroom. However, there are comparatively fewer reports on the successful application of corpora compiled from the web as a tool for EFL students to raise their awareness of various lexical phrases. The purpose of this paper is to investigate Japanese students’ perceptions of inductive approaches to understanding word combinations and lexical limitations by using their own web-derived corpora and an online concordancer. By explaining the benefits and problems that the students experienced during the corpus-based analyses, this study also determined how the use of corpora can be applied to teaching English effectively.

Citation

Hirata, Y., & Hirata, Y. (2007). Independent research project with web-derived corpora for language learning. The JALT CALL Journal, 3(3), 33-48. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v3n3.43

DOI

https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v3n3.43