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Corpora and teaching academic writing: Exploring the pedagogical potential of MICUSP
Corpora and teaching academic writing: Exploring the pedagogical potential of MICUSP

Author(s): Ute Römer
Subject(s): Foreign languages learning, Syntax, Lexis, Language acquisition, Higher Education , Phraseology
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: EAP teaching; phraseology; MICUSP; data-driven learning; student writing;
Summary/Abstract: This paper introduces a new corpus resource for teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and for carrying out research into advanced student writing across a range of academic disciplines: MICUSP, the Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers. It exemplifies how MICUSP can be used as a source of materials in the context of data-driven learning in the EAP classroom. The paper also presents selected results from two MICUSP based studies: an analysis of attended and unattended this and a study of the distribution of common phraseological items across student papers. It is argued that these results are of pedagogical relevance and can contribute to an improvement in EAP teaching.

  • Page Range: 70-82
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English