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Corpus based digital dictionary construction for ESP

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A presentation on how to use a corpus to create a dictionary for educational purposes, especially English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

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Corpus based digital dictionary construction for ESP

  1. 1. Corpus-based digital dictionary construction for ESP. By Julio Palma Universidad del Zulia Núcleo Costa Oriental del Lago (Cabimas)
  2. 2. Overview • Learning Objective • Steps for making a dictionary • Strategies for learning specialized words. • Q&A
  3. 3. Learning Objective By the end of the lesson students will be able to design a dictionary entry considering all the elements of a dictionary format. Class description Flickr Photo/Berkely Lab cc Learners: University students Modality: Hybrid or Blended Learning English level: low Intermediate Language skills: Reading and writing Equipment: Computers with internet, Sketch engine software (teacher), Google+ Duration: 2 weeks.
  4. 4. Steps for making a dictionary Part 1: Preparation of material by the teacher
  5. 5. Create a specialized corpus • What is a corpus? A corpus is any body of text collected with the aim of analyzing its features. (Landau, 2002:273)
  6. 6. Word Sketch for Waste
  7. 7. Word Sketch for Waste
  8. 8. Solid waste Hazardous waste Industrial waste Waste incinerator Waste disposal Waste pond
  9. 9. Part 3: Teacher creates an e-booklet for guidance and word list creation. This booklet is delivered online to students
  10. 10. What is in a dictionary layout? Word entry in English Translation into Spanish Definition of the word in English (Source should be credited via link or reference) Example sentence ( A sentence where the entry is used in context) Part of the Speech tag Associated word Picture
  11. 11. Strategies for learning new words Slides are shown in the classroom Words are taken from the booklet
  12. 12. Strategies for learning new words Words are taken from the booklet
  13. 13. Students make presentations using a dictionary format Presentations are published in the class website
  14. 14. Suitable for other careers vocabulary
  15. 15. Other possible strategies / ideas Word maps Theme Vocabulary Semantic fields Writing on topics
  16. 16. What remains to be done? Rubric integration Peer- Evaluation Word Networking Explore other term extractors
  17. 17. More than 50 tools to explore!
  18. 18. Thank you! Q & A