On Friday the 5th of February 2021, Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a webinar about using ColloCaid in corpus-based translation and teaching pedagogy. The talk was attended by staff and student at Unesp and was followed by an interesting discussion about the ways in which ColloCaid could be employed in the teaching of translation.
Introducing the Academic Collocation Errors and Other Problems by ColloCaid. This dataset comprises 361 collocation errors and other issues found widely and frequently in English academic writing.Problems are classed as: (1) errors like *knowledge in how instead of knowledge of how; (2) atypical word combinations that are grammatically acceptable but not very common, like lose control over (atypical) compared Read more about Academic Collocation Errors and Other Problems Database Released[…]
Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a webinar about ColloCaid as part of a series of webinars celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics (LAEL), Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The webinar took place from 9am – 11am (GMT -3) (1300 – 1400 BST). You can find more information and recordings of Read more about ColloCaid Webinar[…]
On Monday 27 January, ColloCaid Principal Investigator Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a talk about the project at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She talked about the difficulty writers less accustomed to the academic register face when producing collocations, and how ColloCaid can help. More information can be found here.
On 28 June 2019, Robert Lew gave a presentation about the ColloCaid tool at the 28th PASE Conference, Poznań, Poland. He talked about the need for ColloCaid, problems inherent in existing resources, and the construction of the lexicographic database which underlies the tool. He also reported on recent usability studies involving the tool. Further information Read more about ColloCaid at the 28th PASE Conference[…]
An article about the ColloCaid workshops entitled Incentivo à escrita de artigos em inglês (pdf) appeared in Brazilian newspaper Diário da Região.
On Tuesday 16 October 2018, ColloCaid principal investigator Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a talk entitled “Bringing Collocation Prompts to Text Editors” at the City Museum of Ljubljana, to mark the launch of the Collocation Dictionary of Modern Slovene. A video of the talk can be found here.
On Friday the 8th of June the ColloCaid team took part in the BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG Event ‘New Directions in DDL’. In our presentation New directions in DDL for EAP writers we presented the ColloCaid tool as a means of Data Driven Learning; helping learners engage with corpus data dynamically in such a way Read more about ColloCaid at the BAAL CL SIG event ‘New Directions in DDL’[…]
Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a talk entitled Practical Applications of Corpora at Universidade de Lisboa on Monday the 23rd of October 2017. ColloCaid featured prominently as an innovative example of a corpus-driven approach employed to solve a real-world problem. The project aims to help EAP writers express themselves more quickly, accurately, and idiomatically. Exploiting the possibilities Read more about ColloCaid at ULisboa[…]