Discovering English with Sketch Engine
Discovering English with Sketch Engine is intended primarily for teachers and advanced students of English as a foreign language. Several aims run in parallel as the reader undertakes guided discovery tasks: in the process of exploring over three hundred language questions, the reader learns how to use all of the relevant Sketch Engine tools. The tasks cover and uncover aspects of vocabulary, grammar, stylistics, discourse and pragmatics. There are two indices: Index of Names and Notions and the Word Focus Index.
Sketch Engine is online software that combines a specialised search engine and many corpora in many languages. The data returned from searches can be presented as concordance lines, collocation lists, word clouds, word sketches, bundles and chunks. The data processing can be at all levels: letters, morphemes, words, clauses, phrases, chunks, sentences and text.