Culminating Project Title

Graduate Assistant Corpus Literacy

Date of Award

12-2019

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.

Department

English

College

College of Liberal Arts

First Advisor

John Madden

Second Advisor

Michael Schwartz

Third Advisor

Sharon Cogdill

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Graduate Assistant Corpus Literacy

Abstract

This study investigated awareness of, use of, and experiences with linguistic corpora by current and former master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language students at a university in the Midwest. Using an online survey, participants were asked to report their knowledge of terms used in the field of corpus linguistics. An interview was also conducted to further investigate experiences with corpora resources. Results showed that most of the participants had a general, but superficial, awareness of corpus linguistics. Participants did not report use of many of the corpus resources listed in this study. Few participants reported use of corpora over time as well. This study did not gather enough data to draw conclusions from the interview. Implications for further research and for MA programs are discussed.

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