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ERIC Number: ED309649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-2
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Text Concordancing--What It Is and What It Can Do for You.
Carroll, David; Kowitz, Johanna
A text concordancer is a computer program that operates on a body of text to locate and sort all occurrences of a target morpheme, word, or pattern. Developments in word processing and hard disks in small computers have made new applications of the technique possible with direct relevance to the classroom. A discussion of the technique looks at the properties of a good concordancing program and briefly surveys some available programs. Features discussed include: the ability to accept data in many different word processing formats and ASCII; flexibility in selecting texts or sections of a text for analysis, using "tags"; range of search strategies available, including searching for phrases, and use of "wild cards"; and availability of different types of contextualization. The study discusses possible applications to the development of materials, tests, and classroom examples and illustrates these applications with a variety of corpora. The bibliography includes 33 items. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A