Twenty Years On
Prof. Michael McCarthy
Professor Emeritus, University of Nottingham, UK
Adjunct Professor, University of Limerick/Newcastle University, UK
Tuesday 21st November, 10.30-11.30am
Graduate Attributes Hub, UL
Two decades ago, discussions of the role of spoken grammar in language teaching had just begun to gain momentum. Where are we now, 20 years on? What significant features of spoken grammar have come to light which can be of use in language teaching? This talk looks at a number of core spoken features, based on corpus evidence, and why they are important for language teaching.
About the Speaker
Professor Michael McCarthy’s pioneering research on the linguistic description of spoken language, based on corpora of naturally occurring language data, will be the focus of this talk. His publications include Spoken Language & Applied Linguistics (1998, CUP); The Cambridge Grammar of Spoken and Written English (2006, with Ron Carter). He is the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics (2011, with Anne O’Keeffe), and the author of multiple English Language textbooks and specialist resources for English language teachers.