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Sketch Engine: A Toolbox for Linguistic Discovery

Published Online: 24 Apr 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 68 (2017) - Issue 3 (December 2017)
Page range: 503 - 507
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1338-4287
ISSN
0021-5597
First Published
05 Mar 2010
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The review states that there has been a higher demand practical corpus knowledge and skills in the recent time, where learning to use query tools requires a greater awareness of the interconnection of lexis and grammar. The revue values then the new textbook, workbook and glossary by James Thomas, who focuses on the domain of language teaching and on the work with Sketch Engine, a set of software tools, offering a wide range of services with regard to analysis into concordances, frequency statistics, co-occurrence patterns, contrasts ets. The reviewed books are aimed at teachers and students of English, linguists and translators. The review describes the books as witty, highly-readable narrative written by an enthusiast with vast experience in ELT, whose line of argumentation is very compelling and engaging.

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