Corpus-based language teaching : an African language perspective

Show simple item record Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) 2013-05-08T06:11:59Z 2013-05-08T06:11:59Z 2012-12-19
dc.description.abstract Studies on corpus-based language teaching are notably absent within the South African educational context; more so with regard to the teaching of African languages. This article explores the possibilities offered by the availability of an electronic corpus to enhance language teaching, and more specifically, the teaching of Northern Sotho as a second additional language at first year university level to first time learners of the language. Particular attention is paid to corpus-based selection and sequencing of learning material, an activity that has hitherto depended on anecdotal evidence and the intuition of the language teacher. A critical evaluation of existing pedagogical material for Northern Sotho reveals that although excellent sources of reference, these works are inadequate for the purpose of teaching Northern Sotho to first time learners. It is indicated that information gleaned from a corpus provides the language teacher with guidance on both micro and macro level with regard to selection and sequencing of learning content. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Taljard, E 2012, 'Corpus-based language teaching : an African language perspective', South African Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 377-393. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1607-3614 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1727-9461 (onine)
dc.identifier.other 10.2989/16073614.2012.739318
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NISC en_US
dc.rights © NISC (Pty) Ltd en_US
dc.subject African languages en_US
dc.subject Corpus-based language teaching en_US
dc.title Corpus-based language teaching : an African language perspective en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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