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dc.contributor.authorWu, Shaoqun
dc.contributor.authorFranken, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorWitten, Ian H.
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-13T21:50:51Z
dc.date.available2009-08-13T21:50:51Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationWu, S., Franken, M. & Witten, I. H. (2009). Refining the use of the web (and web search) as a language teaching and learning resource. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 22(3), 249-268.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2827
dc.description.abstractThe web is a potentially useful corpus for language study because it provides examples of language that are contextualized and authentic, and is large and easily searchable. However, web contents are heterogeneous in the extreme, uncontrolled and hence 'dirty,' and exhibit features different from the written and spoken texts in other linguistic corpora. This article explores the use of the web and web search as a resource for language teaching and learning. We describe how a particular derived corpus containing a trillion word tokens in the form of n-grams has been filtered by word lists and syntactic constraints and used to create three digital library collections, linked with other corpora and the live web, that exploit the affordances of web text and mitigate some of its constraints.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a911855189en
dc.rightsThis is an author's accepted version of an article published in the journal: Computer Assisted Language Learning. Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis.
dc.subjectcomputer scienceen
dc.subjectCALLen
dc.subjectweb collocationsen
dc.subjectweb phrasesen
dc.subjectGoogle N-gramsen
dc.titleRefining the use of the web (and web search) as a language teaching and learning resourceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09588220902920250en
dc.relation.isPartOfComputer Assisted Language Learningen_NZ
pubs.begin-page249en_NZ
pubs.editionJulyen_NZ
pubs.elements-id34162
pubs.end-page268en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume22en_NZ


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