This paper explores the use of summary in Engineering lectures in global contexts. Data comes from the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC), which contains transcripts of 78 lectures (c.500,000 tokens) delivered in English in institutions in New Zealand, Malaysia and the UK. Techniques from corpus linguistics and data visualisation are used to show when and how lecturers use preview- and review-type summaries. Results indicate macro-level patterns in usage that challenge some established views about the nature of lecture discourse, and also distinctive micro-level language features. These results can be used to inform lecture design and delivery.
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jul 2018|
|Event||Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference: Teaching in the Spotlight: Learning from Global Communities - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Jul 2018 → 5 Jul 2018
|Conference||Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference|
|Abbreviated title||Learning from global communities|
|Period||3/07/18 → 5/07/18|
- corpus linguistics