Analysis of a Medical Research Corpus
A Prelude for Learners, Teachers, Readers and Beyond
Georgette Nicolas Jabbour
Users of a non-native language studying and writing about higher levels of science, the humanities, and other disciplines will find this textbook an indispensable guide to communicating and learning.
Georgette Nicolas Jabbour, a longtime teacher of linguistics and researcher, weaves traditional methods of teaching a language with new technology – all of which is applicable to a multitude of languages.
Whether you are interested in languages in general, writing research, teaching the English language, teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or Teaching English for Specific Purposes, you will find guidance in this book.
The author focuses on two main areas. The first several chapters present the context of the evolution of theories of language learning and teaching, of language and technology, and of the discourse of science. The second part of the book highlights the application of corpus linguistics tools such as extracting word frequencies, concordances, and collocations that develop better awareness in reading and writing.
Whether you’re a teacher, a student, or someone who simply wants to learn more about corpus linguistics, and improve your specific language skills in communication and word choices, you’ll find this a valuable resource.