concordance pic for module 4 post

All in ac(on)cordance for unit 3

We hope you enjoyed unit 2, it’s been great getting to know you via the forum discussions.

Ok, now after the gentle, rolling start of the first unit, we’re going to kick things up a notch with unit 3. In this unit we’ll be looking at what many people consider the ‘classic’ way of representing corpus data, the concordance. We’ve all seen these key words down the middle of the page with snippets of context on either side, and probably know how these can be enlightening or baffling in equal measures depending on the information you are given. We’ll be showing you how you can take control of that data to show the information you want, and we’ll also be reading through a key text and thinking about how we can link our search skills to what we can do in the classroom.