Teaching Prepositions Using a Concordancer

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
The English Teacher
Year of Publication: 
1999
Authors: 
Naser Amin Kamel AbuSa'
Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Language Center, Faculty of Humanities, An-Najah National University, Palestine
Nuraihan Mat Daud
Malaysia
Preferred Abstract (Original): 
This article is about the use of concordance output in the teaching of prepositions to ESL students. The study emphasises that such a tool can help students discover for themselves how certain grammatical rules work. The exercises help to develop students' awareness of the patterns of use of selected prepositions. The software also makes it more convenient for the teacher to prepare his materials and to find the contexts in which students can discover the use of selected problematic prepositions.
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