A Corpus Study of Ideology-Driven Discourse Practice: The University Language Learner as Researcher. The Case of Prepositions

  • Rosana Dolón HerreroEmail author
  • Miguel Fuster Márquez
Part of the New Frontiers in Translation Studies book series (NFTS)


It is widely acknowledged that both language learners and teachers have benefitted in many ways from the implementation of ICTs in and outside the classroom, and continue to do so. The range of skills that students, as future professionals, are required to master has risen exponentially in recent times, partly as a result of these technological developments. The implementation of ICTs has been coupled with a focus in higher education on exploring new ways of encouraging creativity in teaching and learner autonomy, both areas having gained ground recently in teaching practices (Weimer 2002). In this context, open-minded instructors should accept ICTs not just as simple gadgets, blindly adapting older practices to them, but as a means of achieving more rewarding learning and teaching opportunities and outcomes.


Function Word Prepositional Phrase Critical Discourse Analysis British Newspaper Discourse Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosana Dolón Herrero
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miguel Fuster Márquez
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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