AntConc: Design and development of a freeware corpus analysis toolkit for the technical writing classroom

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Abstract

In this paper, I will describe AntConc, a freeware, multi-platform, multi-purpose corpus analysis toolkit, designed by the author for specific use in the classroom. AntConc includes a powerful concordancer, word and keyword frequency generators, tools for cluster and lexical bundle analysis, and a word distribution plot. It also offers the choice of simple wildcard searches or powerful regular expression searches, and has an extremely easy-to-use, intuitive interface. After explaining the background to AntConc, I will give an overview of each of its tools, and explain their value to learners. Then, I will discuss the current limitations of the software, before explaining how these will be addressed in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings, IPCC 2005
Pages729-737
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2005 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 2005 Jul 102005 Jul 13

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2005
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period05/7/1005/7/13

Keywords

  • Collocation
  • Concordancer
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Educational technology
  • Software
  • Vocabulary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Engineering(all)

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    Anthony, L. (2005). AntConc: Design and development of a freeware corpus analysis toolkit for the technical writing classroom. In 2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings, IPCC 2005 (pp. 729-737). [1494244] (IEEE International Professional Communication Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2005.1494244