Classroom examples of using the BYU-COCA corpus interface. More
This short book is for people who have just a passing familiarity with the BYU-COCA corpus interface; absolute beginners will also find some parts of use.
It shows some examples of search terms when using the BYU-COCA corpus interface that arose from everyday classroom situations and questions from fellow teachers. Often images and text are linked to the results of a search (internet connection required); do follow these links as they can show more details.
I imagine potential readers using this on their portable device as they use the BYU-COCA corpus interface.
In addition to the kind review below on the Smashwords site, here are two more equally kind reviews: 1. https://criticalelt.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/mura-navas-quick-cups-of-coca/ 2. https://adirajan.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/quick-cups-of-coca-book-review/
on March 28, 2016 :
This is a really nice short document on using corpus tools for teaching English. No big introduction to corpus linguistics or the COCA corpus, no inflated claims about improving teaching and learning. Just 10 concrete examples of ways to search for what you need, and how to interpret the results. Reassuring for first-time users, motivating for others, and links to places to find the author online at the end. (I actually signed up to Smashwords to write this review :-)