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Title: The application of small corpora in the learning of L2 German morphology
Author: Smith, Birgit
Awarding Body: UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
This thesis investigates the role that a small German corpus may play in the teaching and learning of German grammar. Explicit grammar teaching has been a controversial issue not only in second language acquisition research, but also in language policies that have affected the school curriculum, subsequent examinations and language teaching materials. Corpora have played a role in language teaching in recent years. mainly in the form of a data-driven approach or analysis of learner corpora. Using a corpus to teach explicit metalinguistic knowledge to improve students' accuracy in language tasks is novel. In this study, a corpus comprising mainly articles of German newspapers and magazines was compiled with the purpose of teaching explicit German grammar.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.497167  DOI: Not available
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