This collection showcases the latest innovations in research on the application of corpora and corpus-based methods in ESP/EAP writing instruction and the many ways in which corpora can be successfully and practically integrated in ESP/EAP programmes.
While previous work has discussed the successful use of corpora in teaching writing in the areas of ESP/EAP, this book is the first of its kind to bring the most up-to-date research on the topic together in one place. The volume’s unique structure mirrors the key stages of the writing instruction process, from preparation to exploitation to analysis. The book begins by showing how corpora can be used to prepare materials, moving into an exploration of how students in ESP/EAP programmes use corpora in practice, before bringing the discussion full circle to the ways in which corpus-based approaches might be implemented to analyse ESP/EAP student writing. This approach presents readers with insights into how corpora can be effectively integrated into ESP/EAP writing instruction at every step of the process and opens the way for future areas of study.
This book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in applied corpus linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, and English for Academic Purposes, as well as active practitioners in ESP/EAP writing instruction.
Table of Contents
Dichotomies and debates in corpora and ESP/EAP writing
Maggie Charles & Ana Frankenberg-Garcia
Chapter 1 Exploiting corpora to provide guidance for academic writing: The BAWE Quicklinks project
Benet Vincent, Hilary Nesi & Daniel Quinn
Chapter 2 Discipline-specific academic phraseology: Corpus evidence and potential applications
Geraint Paul Rees
Chapter 3 Exploring the relationships between English writing motivation and uptake of corpus-aided corrective feedback: A longitudinal study
Hsien-Chin Liou & Szu-Yu Liu
Chapter 4 Exploiting a genre-specific corpus in ESP writing: students’ preferences and strategies
Chapter 5 Undergraduate students’ responses to a corpus-based ESP course with DIY corpora
Reka R. Jablonkai & Neva Čebron
Chapter 6 The use of stance in L2 first-year college writing: Its relation to genre, revision, and writer characteristics
Chapter 7 Identifying collocation issues in English L2 research article writing
Paula Tavares Pinto, Geraint Paul Rees & Ana Frankenberg-Garcia
Maggie Charles taught EAP at Oxford University for many years; she currently works on the Cara EAP programme for Syrian refugee academics. Her research is on the analysis of academic discourse and corpus use in EAP writing pedagogy. She co-wrote the textbook Introducing English for Academic Purposes (Routledge, 2015).
Ana Frankenberg-Garcia (PhD in Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh) is Reader in Translation Studies at the University of Surrey. Her research focuses on applied uses of corpora in writing, translation and lexicography. Her main projects include the ColloCaid writing assistant, the COMPARA parallel Portuguese-English corpus, and the bilingual Oxford Portuguese Dictionary.