[Corpora-List] Customisable Concordancer for ESP (Law) Learners?
eric at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Thu Jan 25 14:18:00 CET 2007
Daniel Wiechmann wrote a review of about 10 concordancers in recent issue of
Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory journal, including some
Open-Source projects which you could build on (to mutual benefit)
Eric Atwell, Leeds University
On Mon, 3 Jul 2006, Daniel Wiechmann wrote:
> There is an overview of current concordancers in the latest issue of
> Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
> A couple of programs tested there meet the required criteria.
> (In case you don't have access to this resource, I would be happy to
> provide you with a prefinal draft of this article.)
> Daniel Wiechmann
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, nigel bruce wrote:
> I am building and refining a corpus and Vocabulary research Tools for an
> English for Law programme in an ESL-medium university.
> We have a basic set of tools that will concordance & do frequency analysis,
> differentiating general from academic/legal terms.
> We want to go to the next level and develop a more powerful set of tools -
> and our students are the researchers targeted to use the tools & database.
> I wonder if anyone can recommend a Concordancer that
> 1. is powerful enough to speedily sort a 1 million-word corpus by 3 words to
> the left or right (our main new requirement)
> 2. allows the user to customise the interface, add features, and
> select/delete unwanted features
> Expense is not an issue if it can permit the above. If anyone can propose
> search functions that they have found especially useful for learners, I'm
> very interested in hearing new ideas.
> I work with ESL Law students and legal corpora - if anyone has experience of
> using corpora in ESL higher ed., I'd like to exchange ideas and experiences.
> Nigel Bruce
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