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Speaker: Adriane Orenha-Ottaian, Lecturer and Researcher at the São Paulo State University, UNESP Brazil.

Adriane holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translation from Université de Montréal, Canada (FAPESP scholarship – Process nr. 2018/22943-8), a PhD in Linguistics Studies (UNESP), a Master's in Linguistics and English Literary Studies from University of Sao Paulo (USP). She is the principal Investigator of the funded project “Online Corpus-Based Multilingual Collocations Dictionary Platform" (FAPESP Proc nr. 2020/01783-2) and is the founder leader of the CNPq Research Group “PHRASCORP - Corpus-based Phraseology and Collocations”. She has experience in Corpus-based Phraseology and Phraseography (with focus on Collocations), Corpus-based Lexicography, Corpus-Based Translation Studies, Teaching English and Portuguese as a foreign language, and Corpus Linguistics.

Title: The applications of corpora, Data-Driven Learning and Phraseology in the development of collocational and phraseological competence.

Abstract: Corpus Linguistics has been high on the agenda of foreign language teaching and learning research and Data-Driven Learning (Johns, 1991) is an approach that uses tools as well as techniques of Corpus Linguistics for pedagogical purposes. Even though data-driven learning (DDL) has not received as much attention as it should in the past decades, more experienced researches have advocated for its importance in developing students’ autonomy, vocabulary and fluency (Boulton, 2012, 2017, 2021; Crosthwaite, 2019, 2020, Leńko-Szymańska & Boulton, 2015, among others) and the interest in such an approach has grown significantly in the past few years. Moreover, also in the sphere of foreign language teaching and learning research, it is important to highlight two major areas of interest in corpus-based investigations: Phraseology and Phraseography. Both research areas have contributed to the development of corpus-based and corpus-driven studies, tools and resources with a view to increase learners’ collocational and phraseological competence, key factors for the acquisition of fluency in a foreign language.

In this lecture, we aim at discussing the relevance and some practical applications of DDL in English as foreign language. We also have the purpose of talking about some investigations, pedagogical activities and lexicographical resources developed under the theoretical framework of corpus-based Phraseology and Phraseography, targeting at English, Portuguese and other foreign language learning. Both activities and resources have the aim of promoting foreign language learners’ collocational and phraseological competence, the latter one under the scope of the funded research project “Online Corpus-Based Multilingual Collocations Dictionary Platform" (FAPESP Proc nr. 2020/01783-2).

Time zones: 9pm (Brisbane), 8am (Sao Paulo), 12pm (UK)


About International Perspectives on Corpus Technology for Language Learning - Seminar Series

Given the challenges to language education posed by COVID-19, increasing collaborative development in online pedagogies and resources ensures continuity of language education throughout the pandemic, while preparing students to succeed in an uncertain post-COVID-19 world. This seminar series is a global initiative spanning multiple time zones, with participants from Brazil, the UK, the USA, France, Poland and Australia, discussing the latest applications of language corpora for (language) learning. Topics include the use of corpora for language education, corpus pragmatics, text analytics for classroom use, data-driven learning, and much more, with a range of famous international speakers.

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The seminars will take place in the following time zones: 9pm (Brisbane), 8am (Sao Paulo), 11am (UK)