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 publicationIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
    Pages729-737
    Number of pages9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2005 - Limerick
    Duration: 2005 Jul 102005 Jul 13

    Other

    Other2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2005
    CityLimerick
    Period05/7/1005/7/13

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    Technical writing

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Software
    • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    AntConc : Design and development of a freeware corpus analysis toolkit for the technical writing classroom. / Anthony, Laurence.

    IEEE International Professional Communication Conference. 2005. p. 729-737 1494244.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Anthony, L 2005, AntConc: Design and development of a freeware corpus analysis toolkit for the technical writing classroom. in IEEE International Professional Communication Conference., 1494244, pp. 729-737, 2005 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2005, Limerick, 05/7/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2005.1494244
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