Sunday, January 29, 2006

My Economics EAP Reading
Conference Paper

A conference paper I presented at the international TESOL conference at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiangrai, Thailand 2005.

Instead of just looking for simple word collocations in a corpora of economics texts, the paper advocates looking for semantic-syntactic patterns like TREND-CAUSES-TREND. Furthermore, the paper suggests how these patterns can be used in the teaching of large lecture classes of L2 students. It is based on my experience of teaching economics in such an environment.

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