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06/16/2017

New Publication

Special issue on experimental, computational, and corpus-based approaches to language learning

Rebuschat, P., Meurers, D., & Mcenery, T. (2017). Language Learning Research at the Intersection of Experimental, Computational, and Corpus-Based Approaches. Language Learning,67(S1), 6-13. doi:10.1111/lang.12243

Language acquisition occupies a central place in the study of human cognition, and research on how we learn language can be found across many disciplines, from developmental psychology and linguistics to education, philosophy and neuroscience. The investigation of a complex phenomenon like language acquisition naturally requires insights, tools, and methods from many disciplines, yet it is still relatively rare to find studies that combine multiple approaches. This special issue, co-edited by LEAD researchers Patrick Rebuschat and Detmar Meurers together with Tony McEnery (Lancaster), brings together leading researchers in cognitive psychology, corpus research, developmental psychology, linguistics, and natural language processing to discuss opportunities and challenges of combining multiple approaches to language learning. The articles in this volume are written in an accessible and engaging fashion. Together, they provide the reader with a panorama of the exciting research currently being conducted at the intersection of experimental, computational and corpus-based approaches to language learning.

The editors' introduction is available via Open Access here, the table of contents can be accessed here.

“This issue contains insightful state-of-the-art reviews and offers a great overview of the issues learner corpus and SLA research are facing, an absolute must-read for everyone in these and neighboring fields.” — Professor Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara

“A timely contribution on the roles that experimental, corpus-based and computational approaches play in our understanding of language learning, bringing together both conceptual overviews and empirical evidence.” — Professor Florence Myles, University of Essex

Rebuschat, P., Meurers, D., & Mcenery, T. (2017). Language Learning Research at the Intersection of Experimental, Computational, and Corpus-Based Approaches. Language Learning,67(S1), 6-13. doi:10.1111/lang.12243

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