chapter  1
Introduction
ByAims 1
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts in the preceding chapters of this book. It focuses about the nature and pedagogic relevance of corpus findings in different domains: lexis, grammar, spoken grammar, ESP, learner corpora and ELF. The discussion of ESP and learner corpora took closer to the classroom, while the discussion of teaching-oriented corpora and DDL took into the classroom. Teaching-oriented corpora such as SACODEYL, ELISA and BACKBONE have an important role to play in demystifying corpora: they have user-friendly interfaces and provide guidance for teachers as to how corpora can be exploited pedagogically. Resources such as these can perhaps revitalise the rather dusty image of DDL and shows that there is more to corpus-assisted language learning than concordance lines. The ELF underlined the need to assess the relevance of corpus findings in relation to corpus and context. This book also promotes reference to corpora, not deference to corpora.