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This is the 3rd call for chapters for an edited book focusing on the use of
corpora for data-driven learning (DDL, Johns, 1991) with young (i.e.
DDL, despite being a feature of corpora and language learning research for some
time, has really taken off as a viable methodological approach in the last
decade due to innovations in corpus query interfaces, data visualisation, open
access and improved internet access/speed. However, for a number of reasons
including access, resources and difficulties in convincing those outside
academia of the value of DDL, the majority of studies on DDL are conducted with
tertiary or adult learners, leaving DDL for younger learners (those in
pre-school, primary, or secondary education) as a relatively underexplored area
in the literature.
With this in mind, chapter proposals are invited that explore the use of DDL
with younger learners. Studies dealing with DDL for first or second language
acquisition, genre and register learning/teaching and DDL for the
teaching/learning of subjects other than languages are particularly welcome.
The corpora involved in any of these studies can be spoken, written or
multimodal. Chapters may be empirical studies of corpus use and its effects on
learning, studies that explore the perceptions of corpus use by younger
learners/teachers of younger learners, or studies that make a novel
contribution to theory or methodology, such as new software or corpora that
deal specifically with younger learners, and new approaches in training
teachers / students of younger learners in DDL techniques.
Final chapters will be approximately 6000-7500 words. Chapter proposals of
400-500 words are due March 31st, 2018. The edited volume is to be published by
Routledge in 2019, part of the Taylor and Francis publishing group.
Please feel free to signal your interest or discuss your ideas by contacting
the editor at p.c...@uq.edu.au. A final call will go out mid-March, proposals
due end of March, acceptance notification in April, with final submissions due
December 2018/January 2019.
Dr. Peter Crosthwaite, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer, School of Languages and Cultures,
University of Queensland.
UQ researcher's profile: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/18390
See publications at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Crosthwaite
Section editor for corpus linguistics at Open Linguistics
orcid.org/0000-0002-1482-8381, CRICOS: 00025B
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