Title: The application of corpus in English structure analysis class: a case of adjective clause construction

Authors: Tantri Refa Indhiarti

Addresses: Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Brawijaya University Malang, Indonesia

Abstract: This paper presents the author's experience in the application of corpus concordance in helping the students in structure analysis class understand the construction of English sentences containing adjective or relative clause. The adjective clause is under discussion based on the pre-test scores on adverbial clause, non-finite clause, coordinative clause and adjective clause in which the students' score on adjective score was the lowest. In the realm of action research, a variety of data was collected, including the students' corpus search projects and reflection papers and teachers' teaching journals. A close analysis of the data reveals findings on the concordance lines showing how the keywords of the study namely relative pronouns are being used in the corpus. These concordance lines then are used by the students to explore the construction of English sentence containing the pronouns after some brief theoretical foundations about the concordance.

Keywords: corpus concordance; English structure analysis class; adjective clause construction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2018.093816

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2018 Vol.5 No.1, pp.45 - 60

Accepted: 02 Feb 2018
Published online: 24 Jul 2018 *

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