By Fanny Meunier, Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Magali Paquot
The 11 contributions to this quantity, written via specialist corpus linguists, take on corpora from a variety of views and target to make clear the varied linguistic and pedagogical makes use of to which corpora could be positioned. They current state of the art study within the authors’ respective area of workmanship and recommend instructions for destiny learn. the focus of the publication is on learner corpora, however it additionally comprises reflections at the function of different forms of corpora, resembling local corpora, professional clients corpora, parallel corpora or corpora of recent Englishes. For readers who're already conversant in corpora, this quantity bargains an educated account of the major function that corpus facts play in utilized linguistics this present day. As for readers who're new to corpus linguistics, the evaluate of ways, equipment and domain names of purposes offered will definitely support them enhance their very own flavor for corpora. This quantity has been edited in honour of Sylviane Granger, who has been one of many pioneers of learner corpus examine.
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To be fair, Thomson and Martinet allow for variants on these three patterns, for example where other modals than will and would occur. More recent pedagogical accounts of grammar tend to include the zero type. For further corpus evidence and discussion, see Gabrielatos (2003, 2007). â•‡ Likelihood of Manner preceding Place, Place preceding Time, and Manner preceding Time (based of Biber et al. 1999: 811; frequencies per 10,000 words) However, corpora show that more frequent than each of these three is the unmodalized conditional, often called the ‘zero type’, typically with the present simple tense in both clauses: If you do it in twenty days, you’re wonderful.
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Although determination of what is the prototype is far from clear-cut, these result appear to contradict the implication, for example, from Ellis’s work, that the most frequent category is the most entrenched and therefore the most cognitively salient. Perhaps one way of resolving this conundrum is to recognize that the establishment of a prototype category in the adult competence may have taken place at a relatively earlier stage Frequency, corpora and language learning of language acquisition, when (for example) the ‘fast pedestrian movement’ sense of run would in fact be the sense in commonest use.
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