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"Nice things get said": corpus evidence and the national literacy strategy

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>04/2006
<mark>Journal</mark>Literacy
Issue number1
Volume40
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)22-28
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The article compares evidence from an electronic corpus of texts written for a child audience with specifications in the National Literacy Strategy. The concepts and terminology associated with corpus linguistics are introduced and explained, and the research study from which the findings derive is summarised. Results of the analysis are presented in sections on word frequencies, contractions, word forms and synonyms. The article concludes with an indication of the implications of the findings for education policy and classroom practice.