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A false friend exercise with authentic material retrieved from a corpus

Wagner, Joachim (2004) A false friend exercise with authentic material retrieved from a corpus. In: InSTIL/ICALL 2004 Symposium on Computer Assisted Learning, 17-19 June, 2004, Venice, Italy. ISBN 88-8098-202-8

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This paper presents a CALL exercise that aims to raise the learner's awareness of false friends. In the exercise, the learner is asked to mark words in a text that are similar in form to a word in his or her native language and then to classify these words according to three levels of meaning correspondence. Text is randomly selected from a corpus and integrated into the exercise. A preliminary evaluation shows that mature students understand the exercise well.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Teaching
Computer Science > Computational linguistics
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems - Proc. of InSTIL/ICALL2004 Symposium on Computer Assisted Language Learning. . International Speech Communication Association. ISBN 88-8098-202-8
Publisher:International Speech Communication Association
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Copyright Information:Copyright 2004 ISCA and the author
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology, IRCSET basic research grant SC/02/298
ID Code:15668
Deposited On:19 Aug 2010 15:10 by Joachim Wagner. Last Modified 19 Aug 2010 15:10

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