Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

One Corpus, Two Contexts: Intersections of Content-Area Teacher Training and Medical Education

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter explores the use of one corpus in two different contexts: content-area K-12 teacher preparation and medical education. The corpus, the Charlotte Narrative and Conversation Collection, consists of over 500 oral interviews and narratives; all of the speakers in the corpus reside in and around Mecklenburg County, NC, and span a range of ages, ethnicities, cultures and native languages. This collection is drawn upon to sensitize content-area public school teachers to the backgrounds of their increasingly diverse student population and to serve as a resource for creating and adapting contentarea lessons. Associated with this corpus is a smaller corpus of on-going conversations with speakers diagnosed with dementia; the language in the dementia corpus and that of the elderly speakers in the primary corpus are used as the basis for research on disordered speech and for teaching prospective health care providers how to communicate more effectively with the elderly. Using the primary corpus for two different educational initiatives has saved time and effort for language researchers.



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Corpus Linguistics Beyond the Word — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation