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Integrating Corpus-Based Analyses in Language Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Guidelines

  • Imad Zeroual
  • Anoual El Kah
  • Abdelhak Lakhouaja
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 872)

Abstract

Over years, the major concern of researchers was using corpus linguistics as a source of evidence for linguistic description and argumentation, creating dictionaries, and language learning, among a wide range of research activities in several fields. However, this study focuses on the corpus-based studies that have a pedagogical purpose especially for an old Semitic language which recognized by a proud heritage, lexical richness, and speakers’ growth, the Arabic language. This latter is relatively a poor-resourced language and the integration of artificial intelligent techniques such as corpus-based analyses in its teaching and learning process has not made much progress and fall far behind compared to other languages. Therefore, this paper is another contribution that shed lights on the challenges faced by specialists working in the field of teaching and learning Arabic language. Further, the authors aim to increase awareness of the greatest advantage of integrating corpus-based analyses in education. Besides, some guidelines are proposed and relevant available resources for use are introduced to help in preparing efficient materials for language teaching and (self)-learning primarily for learners of Arabic.

Keywords

Corpus-based analyses Language teaching materials Arabic language Serious games 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imad Zeroual
    • 1
  • Anoual El Kah
    • 1
  • Abdelhak Lakhouaja
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesMohamed First UniversityOujdaMorocco

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