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Erika Ada

References Alphen, Ernst van. 2008. “Archival Obsessions and Obsessive Archives” in What is Research in the Visual Arts? Obsession, Archive, Encounter. Ed. by Michael Ann Holly, Marquard Smith. London: Yale University Press. Baudrillard, Jean. 1994. “The system of collecting” in The Cultures of Collecting. Ed. by John Elsner, Roger Cardinal. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Belk, Russel W. 2001. Collecting in a Consumer Society. London and New York: Routledge

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Erika Ada

References Alphen, Ernst van. 2008. “Archival Obsessions and Obsessive Archives” in What is Research in the Visual Arts? Obsession, Archive, Encounter. Ed. by Michael Ann Holly, Marquard Smith. London: Yale University Press. Baudrillard, Jean. 1994. “The system of collecting” in The Cultures of Collecting. Ed. by John Elsner, Roger Cardinal. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Belk, Russel W. 2001. Collecting in a Consumer Society. London and New York: Routledge

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António Lopes

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The Corpus of Contemporary American English (Davies) on the Brigham Young University website has been used in the English as Foreign Language (EFL) classroom to help learners better understand how language works at different levels of analysis and also to develop their writing skills. However, it also allows learners to explore culture-related content, by giving them access to invaluable information about social, ideological, political and historical contexts. Moreover, it provides the means to examine the ways in which such aspects intersect with language and condition its use. The understanding of this cultural and discursive dimension of language is pivotal in the training of undergraduate students in the areas of humanities and social sciences. To determine how far the COCA can contribute to increase this awareness, a series of task-based activities involving writing was drawn up and carried out in an EFL class of undergraduate students. They were first introduced to this corpus analysis tool and encouraged to explore it further. Later on, in order to complete a writing task, they were prompted to resort to a series of strategies to collect information about relevant events, personalities and social or cultural phenomena, to analyse and interpret data, and to draw conclusions about the modes in which culture and language can interact. This paper provides (a) the rationale and a brief literature review on this topic, (b) a description of the task-based activities, the implementation process, the students’ strategies and the evaluation procedures, and (c) a critical reflection on this study that may open the path for further developments in this area.

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Tove Larsson

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Maria Ellison and Álvaro Almeida Santos

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