The Internet: the world’s greatest corpus & motivational tool

Simpson, Adam John (2007) The Internet: the world’s greatest corpus & motivational tool. In: Davidson, Peter, (ed.) Using Technology in the Classroom. TESOL Arabia, United Arab Emirates. (Accepted/In Press)

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This text discusses the process of utilizing the internet as a source for lexical development in terms of increasing student awareness of collocations and also as a tool for activating and developing lexical schemata. Firstly, I’ll look at methods of utilizing news website search facilities for the purpose of producing collocation work sheets. Secondly, I’ll look at how the search facilities on online shopping websites enable students to activate and enhance their subject schemata. The method by which these tools can be employed in the classroom is described, followed by an analysis of their effectiveness as a resource in terms of student motivation, personalization, involvement in the development of the curriculum and in raising awareness of corpus linguistics and its applications.

Item Type:Book Section / Chapter
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
ID Code:7331
Deposited By:Adam John Simpson
Deposited On:09 Apr 2008 14:10
Last Modified:18 Dec 2008 16:46

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