John Bunting, Georgia State University

Online Corpus Linguistics Tools for Teachers and Students

(Ways to Access Authentic Language)

Vocabulary and Corpus Linguistics Tools

"Phrases in English" Home

http://pie.usna.edu/

WASP Bench (lexicography tool)

http://wasps.itri.bton.ac.uk/ (user id: KSUconference, password: ksu)

MICASE ( Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English)

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/micase/

The Compleat Lexical Tutor

http://132.208.224.131/

Vocabulary Tests: http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r21270/levels/

The VocabProfiler: http://www.lextutor.ca/vp/eng/

Word Lists: http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r21270/cgi-bin/tools/compleat_lister/

Concordances: http://132.208.224.131/concordancers/

Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher ($)

Texts to use with online software:

Sample academic text

New Yorkers texts

Dictionaries and Vocabulary

A good general online dictionary | Longman's Web-based dictionary tool

Building Academic Vocabulary Skills

The AWL (Academic Word List) is a list of words created by Averil Coxhead. She found the most frequent words in a variety of academic readings, and then she created the AWL. It has 570 words, and is divided into 10 sublists: the first sublist has the most frequent academic words, while the last sublist has the least frequent academic words.

Useful websites for the AWL:

The Academic Wordlist Gapmaker by Sandra Haywood.

link: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~cczwood/cgi-bin/AcademicGap.html

Academic Word List Information

Hot Potatoes (online activity builder)

Hot Potatoes homepage to download the software

Hot potatoes file 1 (save this file to dayspace and open in Hot Potatoes)

Hot potatoes file 2 (save this file to dayspace and open in Hot Potatoes)

Voice/Sound software

Audacity

To save MP3 files in Windows, you need to install this additional file:
  1. Go to the LAME download page .
  2. Click on any link from the list of identical "lame-3.96.1" links.
  3. When you have finished downloading LAME, unzip it and save the file lame_enc.dll anywhere on your computer.
  4. The first time you use the "Export as MP3" command, Audacity will ask you where lame_enc.dll is saved.

 

Questions? Comments? Eemail me at jbunting@gsu.edu