The Past Perfect in Corpora and EFL/ESL Materials

Research in Language

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Title The Past Perfect in Corpora and EFL/ESL Materials
Creator Vandenhoek, Tim
Subject corpus
Description Corpora provide teachers and materials developers with the ability to ensure that the instructions they use in class and in teaching materials correctly reflect natural use. This paper examines the ways in which grammar reference books and two types of EFL/ESL materials present the past perfect aspect and whether they do so accurately. It will be argued that there are several issues concerning how these books present the grammar point. Many of the books surveyed provide incomplete explanations of when and how the form is used and several contain usage guidelines that are not supported by available corpus data. The paper ends with several recommendations to improve how the form is presented to teachers and learners.
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Date 2018-03-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 1 (2018); 113-133
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 1 (2018); 113-133
Language eng

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