Introduction to the special issue on Resources and Tools for Language Learners
This special issue of Language Resources and Evaluation is devoted to Resources and Tools for Language Learners.
The use of language resources in the teaching and learning of a foreign language goes back to the middle of the last century: the General Service List published by Michael West in 1953is one of the first examples of the usefulness of corpus information for language learning. In subsequent decades, corpora and corpus evidence became increasingly exploited for teaching and learning of foreign languages, including annotated frequency lists, corpus-based reference works such as dictionaries, concordances, and grammars, and tools for mining corpora (e.g., procedures for the extraction and analysis of collocations) for linguistic data that can be used in the classroom, CALL programs, and, in more recent years, web-based environments. As a result, a strong link has been forged “between the two previously disparate fields of corpus linguistics and foreign/second language research”...
KeywordsForeign Language Natural Language Processing Language Learner Language Resource Parallel Corpus
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