A word may have many potential meanings, but its actual meaning in any authentic written or spoken text is determined by its context: its collocations, structural patterns, and pragmatic functions. Large language corpora offer access to words in a wide range of natural contexts, which can improve and enrich both language learning and teaching.
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||TESOL Spain Newsletter|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
Bibliographical noteTESOL Spain 24th National Convention, "A Quest for Teacher Development", 30 March - 1 April 2001, Seville (ES).
- structural patterns
- pragmatic functions
- language corpora
- natural contexts
- language learning