Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article reports on a corpus-based study of the discourse of university lectures, which aimed to identify linguistic patterns that could help EAP / L2 students with note-taking. It finds some ‘standard’ formulaic expressions, as well as other discourse markers used by lecturers to highlight key terms or concepts.
Reading Time: 5 minutesDurrant’s research project on the Academic Vocabulary List reminds us of the need to consider all vocabulary lists with a critical eye
Reading Time: 5 minutesOkamoto (2015) looks at the question of how well intuition matches corpus frequency and whether intuition is a good measure when selecting vocabulary to teach.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis study examines the rhetorical moves frequently found in different phases of EAP lessons and the particular language features common in each phase. The insight from this study may enable teachers to create more accessible and easily navigable lessons.
Reading Time: 3 minutesCorpus use with BNCweb results in gains in writing fluency and accuracy but not complexity.