Progressives, Patterns, Pedagogy: A corpus-driven approach to English progressive forms, functions, contexts and didactics - Studies in Corpus Linguistics 18 (Hardback)
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Progressives, Patterns, Pedagogy: A corpus-driven approach to English progressive forms, functions, contexts and didactics - Studies in Corpus Linguistics 18 (Hardback)

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Hardback 342 Pages / Published: 18/08/2005
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This book presents a large-scale corpus-driven study of progressives in 'real' English and 'school' English, combining an analysis of general linguistic interest with a pedagogically motivated one. A systematic comparative analysis of more than 10,000 progressive forms taken from the largest existing corpora of spoken British English and from a small corpus of EFL textbook texts highlights numerous differences between actual language use and textbook language concerning the distribution of progressives, their preferred contexts, favoured functions, and typical lexical-grammatical patterns. On the basis of these differences, a number of pedagogical implications are derived, the integration of which then leads to a first draft of an innovative concept of teaching progressives - a concept which responds to three key criteria in pedagogical description: typicality, authenticity, and communicative utility. The analysis also demonstrates that many existing accounts of the progressive are inappropriate in several respects and that not enough attention is being paid to lexical-grammatical relations.! Winner of the "Wissenschaftspreis Hannover 2006" for outstanding research monographs !

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027222893
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm

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