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DELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada
Print version ISSN 0102-4450
VIANA, Vander; MENEZES, Danielle and MENDES, Milena. Uncovering meanings in pedagogical practice: the corpus approach in discourse analysis. DELTA [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.2, pp. 175-217. ISSN 0102-4450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-44502011000200001.
This paper discusses the feasibility of using Corpus Linguistics tools in the analysis of pedagogic discourse. For doing this, two case studies are presented. The first one focuses on the discourse of English language teachers of a well-known languages course in Rio de Janeiro about the implementation of technological resources in the classroom. The second study, in its turn, seeks to realize the position held by university professors of literatures in English language with regard to literature and its teaching. The results point out to the richness of contextual data which can be inferred from a linguistic analysis with an empirical basis. All in all, the paper uncovers the importance and flexibility of the corpus approach in discourse analysis, which may be applied to several contexts.
Keywords : Corpus Linguistics; discourse analysis; pedagogic discourse; English language/literature teaching.