1st BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG event 2021: Core Corpus Skills for Academic Purposes
- Date: 14 January 2021
- Time: 10:00-16:30
- Venue: Online (registered participants will receive Zoom link to join)
There is little or no mention of corpora in much of the guidance for EAP teacher and learner training. For example, neither BALEAP’s TEAP Accreditation Scheme Handbook (2014) or Competency Framework for Teachers of EAP (2008) make explicit reference to corpora or corpus linguistic approaches, and BALEAP’s Can Do Framework for EAP Syllabus Design and Assessment (2013) treats corpora as text repositories only. Such omissions are surprising because corpus-based work can greatly inform our understanding of discourse, particularly in terms of disciplinary difference.
The aim of this one-day event is to discuss the role corpora play in EAP teaching (morning session), and to plug the current gap in documentation relating to core corpus skills for academic purposes (afternoon session) – see below for downloadable schedule. By the end of the day, we aim to co-create with participants a series of Core Corpus Skills Can Do statements to propose to BALEAP, to supplement their existing documentation.