Asier Romero e Irati de Pablo (Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
A corpus-based study of teaching Chinese verbal construction V-lai-V-qu
Xiaolong Lu (University of Arizona)
for the instruction of this construction in the TCFL classroom. The primary four corpora are: Center for Chinese Linguistics of PKU (http://ccl.pku.edu.cn:8080/ccl_corpus/); Beijing Language and Culture University Corpus (http://bcc.blcu.edu.cn/zh/cid/2);
People’s Daily Online (http://www.people.com.cn/); ECNS: China News Service Website (http://www.ecns.cn/). Two research questions: (1) What are the problems of grammar presentation of the construction V-lai-V-qu in traditional TCFL textbooks based on corpus study?
Problems found in TCFL textbooks are: (a). Important types of verbs in the construction Vlai-V-qu are ignored (I summarized Table 1 showing the frequency of verbs in the construction); (b). The English translation for the construction V-lai-V-qu is not quite correct; (c).
Examples of V-lai-V-qu are not comprehensive and representative in language use.
(2) What are the general teaching principles for the construction V-lai-V-qu from a usage- based perspective? How to design a teaching demo by using corpus?
Three usage-based principles are: (a). V-lai-V-qu is a form-meaning pairing; (b). Frequency- based prototypical pattern is needed in the teaching; (c). Context emphasis is incorporated into different forms of drills. Crucially, two types of teaching patterns are designed by using
Pattern 1: Noun (subject) + V1-lai-V1-qu (V1: displacement) + Resultative
Pattern 2: Noun (subject) + V2-lai-V2-qu (V2: non-displacement) + Resultative
Additionally, the news as authentic material from corpora can help explain different patterns in the construction. A corpus-based video script and corresponding practice are also provided to help foreign learners understand the meaning and usage of this construction. This study serves as a model of corpus-based instruction of Chinese constructions from a usage-based perspective, and the pedagogical principles and designing teaching demo in this study can give insights on the teaching of other semi-fixed verbal constructions in Chinese
Serie: CILC2021: Los corpus y la adquisición y enseñanza del lenguaje / Corpora, LA and teaching (+información)
Silvia Sánchez Calderón (Universidad de Educación a Distancia -UNED-)
Nan Jiang (Vanderbilt University)
Andrea Listanti (University for Foreigners of Siena), Jacopo Torregrossa (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) and Liana Tronci (University for Foreigners of Siena)
A corpus-based analysis of clausal complexity in experts’ and learners’ academic texts: A case study
Elizaveta Smirnova (National Research University Higher School of Economic)
Alicia San Mateo Valdehíta y Marc Rodius (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia -UNED-)
Begoña Clavel Arroitia and Barry Pennock Speck (Universitat de Valencia)
Raquel Mateo Mendaza (Universidad de La Rioja)
Daniel Díez Lorenzo (Universidad de Cantabria)
Miharu Fuyuno (Kyushu University) and Takeshi Saitoh (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Silvia Aguinaga Echeverria (Universidad de Navarra) and Nausica Marcos Miguel (Denison University)
Francisco Javier Fernández Polo (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
Vanessa Cardoso Egrejas (CLUNL) and Antonio Chenoll (Universidade Aberta)
Ting Xu y Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Adrián Granados y Francisco Lorenzo (Universidad Pablo Olavide)
Anita Ferreira (Universidad de Concepción)