2018 Second World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability (WorldS4)
The paper deals with computing key words by comparing and processing data retrieved from two corpora: reference corpus and a speciﬁcally designed corpus or a text. The main aim of the research revolves around the idea of equipping linguists, teachers and students with the practical skills to analyze the language they teach statistically. Thus, the research is based upon statistical procedures provided by standard corpus software. We set out to ﬁnd out whether the key words computed automatically, with the help of software WordSmith Tools 6.0, could provide a reliable basis for selecting the most important lexical units for learners of English. The learners in question were undergraduate students of Area Studies (the UK). In our experiment we compared three lists of words: chosen by two ESP teachers and the one computed automatically. The article elaborates on the procedure and the relevance of the three word lists within second language acquisition context. In conclusion, it is stated that corpus tools could be of signiﬁcant help for ESP professionals.
The article examines the formation of monologue speech and the infl uence of linguistic laws of incorporation and contamination on this process. It contains analysis of the semantic structure of monologue carried out on the basis of key words and nuclear tones of theme centres and their prosodic depiction. The analysis was performed on spontaneous monologues. The results of the acoustic analysis and statistics data were obtained through the computer programme Speech Analyzer
The paper describes first findings of the study of Russian official documents comprehensibility. The research material is the Corpus of Russian local documents and acts «CorRIDA» (subcorpus of healthcare domain, consisting of 617107 tokens). The study aims to identify lexical peculiarities of official documents using the method of extracting keywords, as well as to evaluate the obtained keywords using their language frequency. Analyzing the key word forms in the context of linguistic frequency, we proceeded from the idea that frequent items are easier to understand. This idea is traditionally used for lexical complexity assessing.
Key concepts of a national cultural world are understood as key words. They are focused on different traits of a national character. National forms of languages and mentality are illustrated by examples from Russian, French, Austrian and German literatures and cultures.
The analysis of various techniques of fostering critical thinking skills of students of non-language oriented higher educational institutions is carried out. Recommendations about the application of this technology for teaching receptive skills are provided. The realization of this technology and types of tasks connected with teaching listening and reading using textbooks materials used in business and professional English courses are givenin the article.