The Application of Corpus in English Writing and Its Influences



Corpus plays a very important role in English teaching and learning. This paper undertakes an empirical study on the errors made by Mongolian learners in their English writing based on the resources in the corpus. The paper first gives a brief introduction of corpus, and then gives illustration about the relevant theory of the research. Afterwards, with the purpose of finding out the rules of these errors and exploring the causes of them, a study is carried out based on the automated scoring system provided by corpus. In the next section, a discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of corpus is made hoping to improve the service of corpus. Finally, the author attempts to make predictions about the trends of the corpus-based approach to English writing.


Corpus; English writing; Data-driven learning; Prospect

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