Averil Coxhead

Averil Coxhead

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25 May 2018 from 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm 25th May 2018 4:00pm 25th May 2018 5:00pm

MYLT101

Tutorials and laboratories at university: A vocabulary perspective

Averil Coxhead
LALS Associate Professor
Tutorials and laboratories at university: A vocabulary perspective

What vocabulary do learners need to cope with speaking in tutorials and laboratory sessions and can textbooks, word lists and corpus-based studies help?

This talk looks at vocabulary in tutorials and laboratories in five ways. It begins with a report on interviews with lecturers and students about speaking in small group academic interactions. Results from an analysis of EAP/ESP textbooks in relation to tutorials and laboratories follows, along with a comparison between phrases suggested in the textbooks and a corpus-based study. The next part looks at a corpus-based analysis of both single and multi-word unit academic word lists for academic purposes. The talk will conclude with a discussion of possible suggestions for pedagogy, textbook writers and future research.