A false friends exercise with authentic material retrieved from a corpus

Wagner, Joachim (2004): A false friend exercise with authentic material retrieved from a corpus. In NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems - Proc. of InSTIL/ICALL2004 Symposium on Computer Assisted Language Learning, pages 115 - 118, Venice, Italy ISBN: 88-8098-202-8


This paper presents a CALL exercise that aims to raise the learner's awareness of false friends. In the exercise, the learner is asked to mark words in a text that are similar in form to a word in his or her native language and then to classify these words according to three levels of meaning correspondence. Text is randomly selected from a corpus and integrated into the exercise. A preliminary evaluation shows that mature students understand the exercise well.

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