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The Learning Effect of Corpora on Strong and Weak Collocations: Impiicatiuns for Corpus-Basea Assessment of Collocation Competence

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dc.contributor.author Altun, Hatice
dc.date.accessioned 2023-01-09T21:09:54Z
dc.date.available 2023-01-09T21:09:54Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.issn 2148-7456
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.21449/ijate.845051
dc.identifier.uri https://search.trdizin.gov.tr/yayin/detay/1131123
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/46198
dc.description.abstract Although corpora and corpus linguistics have been applied for quite long in foreign and second language settings, there is still limited understanding about how EFL learners use corpus tools along with dictionaries to enhance their collocation knowledge. This study aims to gain insight into the effectiveness of corpus-based pedagogy in comparison with the conventional vocabulary teaching methods, particularly using dictionaries. The study was conducted with two non-English major advanced groups of L2 learners at a public university. The experimental group studied 16 pre-selected formal academic words and their strong and weak collocations with corpus (COCA, the corpus of contemporary American English), while the comparison group studied the same collocations using advanced learner's dictionaries. The instruments for collecting data included the Oxford placement test, pretest, posttest, and exercises devised for particular teaching points of collocations. Results of Repeated Measures ANOVA tests showed no significant difference between the two experimental groups. However, the corpus-based approach showed more impact on the reception of strong collocations acquired by the corpus group at a slightly better performance rate, as evidenced by the group's mean scores (Corpus =45.91, Dictionary= 44.06). Interestingly, the acquisition of weak collocations was better for the dictionary use group (Corpus=54.08, Dictionary= 57.18). The paper thus offers some implications for teaching and assessing collocation knowledge and makes suggestions that EFL practitioners should create variations in instructional methodologies through gaining awareness of the increasing availability of innovative technologies. Further research on collocations' assessment has also been suggested. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ijate-Int Journal Assessment Tools Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal Of Assessment Tools In Education en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Strong and weak collocations en_US
dc.subject Concordancers en_US
dc.subject Traditional learning en_US
dc.subject Lexical assessment en_US
dc.subject Linguistics en_US
dc.subject English en_US
dc.title The Learning Effect of Corpora on Strong and Weak Collocations: Impiicatiuns for Corpus-Basea Assessment of Collocation Competence en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.volume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 3 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 509 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 526 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.21449/ijate.845051
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı en_US
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dc.department-temp [Altun, Hatice] Pamukkale Univ, Sch Foreign Languages, TR-20070 Denizli, Turkey en_US
dc.identifier.trdizinid 1131123 en_US
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000690884200003 en_US

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