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Use Corpus Keywords to Design Activities in Business English Instruction

  • Lidan Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11284)

Abstract

Corpus keywords have been found to be useful indicators of “aboutness” of a text and are extensively applied to explore specialized corpora. However, little research has been conducted to apply keywords analysis into ESP teaching, especially in Business English instruction, which entails both acquisition of language and mastery of subject-matter knowledge. This study extracts keywords and KW clusters from Business English Textbook Corpus by use of WordSmith 6.0 and designs engagement activities to facilitate learners’ reading comprehension of an individual text, to develop their subject-matter knowledge and help them acquire domain-specific keywords deeply.

Keywords

Corpus keywords KW clusters Business English instruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina

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