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Developing a freeware, multiplatform corpus analysis toolkit for the technical writing classroom

Anthony, Laurence (2006) Developing a freeware, multiplatform corpus analysis toolkit for the technical writing classroom. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 49 (3). pp. 275-286.

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of the AntConc corpus analysis toolkit, originally designed for use in a technical writing course at Osaka University, Japan, but now adopted in institutions throughout the world as an easy-to-use, freeware, multiplatform alternative to the many commercial concordance programs. First, I will explain how the software was originally tailored to the needs of students in the Osaka writing course and later to a general audience through the requests and feedback from teachers and students around the world. Then, I will give an overview of tools in the most recent version of AntConc and explain their value using examples from the classroom. Finally, I will discuss some of the software's limitations and future developments, and suggest applications in professional communication

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
ID Code: 71630
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2014 11:51
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 18:56
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/71630

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