Register variation in newspapers: Working with multidimensional analysis in English language teacher education

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Abstract / Description of output

Developing student teachers’ linguistic and metalinguistic knowledge is an important part of English language teacher education courses. In addition to learning about pedagogical practices, these student teachers also need to learn about the language that they will teach. Drawing on student teachers’ existing knowledge of linguistic features (e.g. demonstrative pronouns, hedges, prepositions), this 120-minute lesson introduces them to multidimensional analysis as a way of examining register variation. The lesson focuses on newspaper texts, which are commonly used by teachers of English for general purposes in their pedagogical practice. More specifically, a book review and an interview with a published author are used to highlight the features of involved and/or informational production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching English with Corpora
Subtitle of host publicationA Resource Book
EditorsVander Viana
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter40
Pages203-214
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781032252971, 9781032252995
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Oct 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Register
  • Variation
  • News
  • Multidimensional analysis
  • English language teacher education
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Metalinguistic knowledge

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