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    • More than a linguistic reference: The influence of corpus technology on L2 academic writing Presenter: Mark Lee 李洁禎 Instructor: Dr. Pi-Ying Teresa Hsu Date: October 27, 2008
    • Contents
      • I. Introduction
      • Ⅱ . Methods
      • Ⅲ . Data collection
      • Ⅳ . Findings
      • Ⅴ . My reflection for the research
    • Introduction
      • Hyunsook, Y. (2008). More than a linguistic reference: The influence of corpus technology on L2 academic writing. Language Learning & Technology, 12 (2), 31-48.
    • Definition
      • corpus:
      • It is large collection of written
      • or spoken texts that is used for
      • language research.
    • Purpose
      • To examine how corpus technology
      • affects students’ development of
      • competence as second language (L2)
      • writers
    • Background
      • Few studies about students ’ writing
      • experiences of corpus use
      • No studies providing the role of the corpus approach in L2 writing pedagogy
      • Few studies examining the effect of the corpus approach in students’ performance
    • Research Questions How do ESL students use corpus technology in L2 academic writing? Checking and extending their current knowledge about words
    • Research Questions How does corpus technology affect their language learning and approaches to L2 writing? Language awareness More attentive to their writing
    • Setting
      • The class met twice per week for two and a half hours per section for ten weeks.
      • The classroom teacher in this study
      • used a free online corpus, the
      • Collins COBUILD .
    • The data comes from six sources
      • Classroom observation
      • Interview
      • Recall protocols
      • Corpus search logs
      • Class corpus assignment
      • Written reflections on corpus use
    • Participant Background High Chinese (3.5) Ph.D., Molecular Genetics Ming(29,M) Low Korean (4,0) Ph.D., History Sung(32,M) High Romanian (3.5) M.S., Nuclear Engineering Nick(29,M) High Korean (3.5) M.S., Aerospace Engineering June (24,F) Intermediate Korean (4.5) Ph.D., Natural Resources Education Chan(29M) Low Korean (4.0) M.Ed., Special Education Wol (28 F) Computer skills L1 TOFEL score Program of study Name
    • Findings
      • Frequency of different fields for using corpus
      • Majoring in unscience Majoring in science
    • Findings
      • Gaining a psychological advantage
      • in students’ language learning
      • Changing the students’ learning and approaches to L2 writing
    • My reflection
      • Contributing to increasing confidence
      • Increasing students’ cognition and affectivity
      • Taking more responsibility for language learning
    • My reflection
      • Technology use for teaching writing
      • pedagogy
      • Corpus for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing course
      • Thank you for your attention.