2. introduction to vocabulary corpus work, grammar editing

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<ul><li><p>Grammar for InteractionsFall 2015IECPNikki Mattson</p></li><li><p>AgendaIntroduction to corpus usage for vocabularyCorpus vocabulary activityVocabulary instruction and conversation starter workshopGrammar editing from previous class</p></li><li><p>What is a Corpus?A very large collection of spoken and written texts that can be analyzed by computers to see how people write and speak in the real world.</p><p>The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) is the largest freely-available corpus of English, and the onlylarge and balancedc orpus of American English. The corpus was created byMark DaviesofBrigham Young University, and it is used bytens of thousandsof users every month (linguists, teachers, translators, and other researchers). </p><p>The corpus contains more than450 million wordsof text and is equally divided among spoken, fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts. </p></li><li><p>Modelling + Handout</p></li><li><p>Individual Vocabulary Studygender (n) - Borarole (n) - Ahmadbehavior (n) - Masharimale (adj) Mohammadcharacteristic (n) - Hussainfemale (adj) - Gracereverse (n) - Nehalmasculine (adj) - Shaikafeminine (adj) - BayanGenerally - Elyas</p></li><li><p>Sharing Vocabulary KnowledgeSpeak loudly and clearlyMake eye contactCheck for understandingIf you read your answers first, explain what you have said as well.</p></li><li><p>Conversation Starter AssignmentCreate a conversation starter, using your assigned word. You should share information from your field, and ask a related question that you think the class would benefit from discussing. Add your name and field at the end of your conversation starter.</p><p>gender (n) - Shaikharole (n) - Ahmadbehavior (n) - Masharimale (adj) Mohammadcharacteristic (n) - Hussainfemale (adj) - Gracereverse (n) - Nehalmasculine (adj) - Borafeminine (adj) - BayanGenerally - Elyas</p></li><li><p>Examples</p></li><li><p>Example 1Many laws state that a person is responsible for his/her own behavior. Who is responsible for a pets behavior? If a pet causes injury to a person or thing, should the owner be responsible for the pets behavior? Why/why not?</p><p>(Law, Mohammed ALBadi)</p></li><li><p>Example 2In the construction industry in my country, most of the workers are males because they are tougher/stronger and it is also more culturally acceptable for males to do this type of work. Do you think that females could/should work in construction like males? Why/why not?</p><p>(Civil Engineering, Medhat)</p></li><li><p>Example 3Biomedical Engineering is a major that combines engineering and medicine. Some typical characteristics of bioengineers are: 1- being interested in engineering and medicine, 2- being a creative person, and 3- being up-to-date with new medical information. What do you think biomedical engineers actually do?</p><p>(Biomedical Engineering, Maryam Felemban)</p></li><li><p>Continue Introduction Editing</p></li><li><p>HWPost your conversation starter to the course blog by midnight tonight. This is your first graded assignment for this class </p></li></ul>

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