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Christopher Tribble's Homepage

Author/Org: Christopher Tribble
Contents: Articles on 'Using corpora in English Language Education', Corpus Linguistics for Language Teachers' and more
Material: Articles
Notes: Also the author of Concordances in the classroom: a resource book for teachers


The Complete Lexical Tutor - 
For data-driven language learning on the web

Author/Org: Tom Cobb
Contents: Tutorial (test word knowledge; compare words you know to words you use, etc.) Research (Frequency analysis; Vocab profile, Concordance) Software for Software


Concordancing with Language Learners: Why? When? What? (offline)

Author/Org: Vance Stevens
Contents: Vance Stevens, Courseware Publishing International, Published in CAELL Journal, vol 6, no. 2, Summer 1995, pp. 2-10.
Material: Article

Giving learners something to do with concordance output

Author/Org: Tom Cobb at the ITMELT '99
Contents: "Believing that concordancing properly adapted to learner needs could indeed be a powerful learning technology, I have attempted to focus on a particular learning objective for concordances (rapid vocabulary expansion by meeting new words in multiple contexts; Cobb 1996), establish empirically the value of using concordances to meet this objective (Cobb, 1997a), and develop a learner interface and fiction (the learner as lexicographer; Cobb, 1999a) that would sustain extended independent use of concordances by intermediate and advanced learners alike."
Material: Article

ICT4LT: Using concordance programs in the modern FL classroom

Author/Org: Marie-Noëlle Lamy, Open University, UK.
Hans Jørgen Klarskov Mortensen, Vordingborg Gymnasium, Denmark. With an introduction by Graham Davies, Thames Valley University, UK.

Contents: "The aim of this module is to introduce language teachers to the use of concordances and concordance programs in the modern foreign languages classroom. Concordancing is part of corpus linguistics, which is dealt with by Tony McEnery & Andrew Wilson in Module 3.4. Section 2.2 of this module includes a brief introduction to corpus linguistics."
Material: This is a very good introduction to DDL which also provides practical examples.

Joseph Rézeau "Data-driven Learning" Page

Author/Org: Joseph Rézeau
Contents: Some examples of multi-lingual and monolingual concordance exercises
Material: exemplary handouts

Open Mind Word Expert

Author/Org: Tim Chklovski and Rada Mihalcea
Contents: "Odd, isn't it? This is what you get if you use today's popular translation program to go from English to French and back, starting with: "The sea is home to billions of plants and animals." So how did "plants" become "factories"?
Many English words have more than one meaning: a plant can mean either a factory or a living organism. A table can mean something you sit at or something with rows and columns. And unless we help out, computers do not know which meaning is right in a given sentence.

The good news is that now you can make a difference! We've put together a free online word game where You can use your expertise and teach computers about word meanings."

Material: Play!

Tim Johns Data-driven Language Learning Page

Author/Org: Tim Johns
Contents: Johns, who coined the term DDL  provides related material, a bibliography and lots of other useful stuff
Material: In the Virtual DDL Library you can find handouts and ideas for grammar, vocabulary etc.

Tony Sripicharn's Data-Driven Learning Homepage

Author/Org: Tony Sripicharn
Contents: Tony is "a PhD student in the English Department, The University of Birmingham. [His] research topic is 'Evaluating Data-driven Learning: The use of concordance-based materials by Thai learners of English'."
Material: Tony offers a wide range of DDL materials including an introduction to concordances.

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