InSTIL/ICALL 2004 Symposium on Computer Assisted Learning

June 17-19, 2004
Venice, Italy

A False Friends Exercise with Authentic Material Retrieved from a Corpus

Joachim Wagner

National Centre of Language Technology, School of Computing, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

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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Bibliographic reference.  Wagner, Joachim (2004): "A false friends exercise with authentic material retrieved from a corpus", In ICALL-2004, paper 027.