EXPRIMI

Identification

  • Project Identification: EXPRIMI – Preliminary corpus exploitation for inclusive task-based host language teaching
  • Groups: LLT, LiFE, G&T
  • Principal Investigators: Raquel Amaro, Susana Correia, Matilde Gonçalves
  • Start date: Nov. 2020

Description

The EXPRIMI project integrates researchers from the 3 research groups of CLUNL, gathering knowledge and expertise in several subareas of Linguistics, and has the collaboration and the know-how from the Portuguese Refugees Council as counseling partner with practical experience of integrating migrants. The goal of the project is the preliminary research on the teaching-learning of Portuguese as host language, based on the exploration of authentic informational and institutional texts targeting migrants. This preliminary research envisages the development of three essential aspects:

i) methods for the identification, extraction and description of vocabulary fundamental to host language learning, using computational tools and procedures;

ii) semiautomatic analysis of texts and their respective contexts for the identification and extraction of feature and criteria to monitor trends/bias in the texts and language usage;

iii) methods for the conception and building of task-based teaching materials for Portuguese, considering and promoting the specific learning context and communication needs of migrant integration.

As a general result, the project aims at pursuing preliminary research on these three aspects to inform the design of their implementation to a larger scale. Specifically, expected results include a corpus for specific purposes focusing migrant integration and hosting; a frequency lexicon for special purposes (integration through language); research on methods for building Task-Based Learning and Teaching (TBLT) materials for host language teaching, based on corpora; and analysis of trends/bias markers indicating cultural bias and exclusion, including a preliminary análisys of the relevant features based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of the corpora.

Team

Raquel Amaro
Susana Correia
Matilde Gonçalves
Chiara Barbero
Miguel Magalhães
Alice Vieira
Cláudia Castro

Partners

CPR – Conselho Português para os Refugiados (Portuguese Refugees Council)

Results

Amaro, Raquel, Susana Correia & Matilde Gonçalves (2021). MIGRANTE.PT. 2021. ISLRN: 872-735-563-701-2.  https://clunl.fcsh.unl.pt/en/online-resources/corpora/migrante-pt/; DOI: https://doi.org/10.34619/ctho-dqqk

Amaro, Raquel, Susana Correia, Matilde Gonçalves, Chiara Barbero & Miguel Magalhães (2022). Inclusive Host Language Teaching: a case study of Portuguese as Foreign Language materials targeting migrants and refugees. In: Meletiadou, E. (ed.) Policies and Practices for Assessing Inclusive Teaching and Learning. United Kingdom: IGI Global, pp. 183-210. United Kingdom: IGI Global, 2022. ISBN13: 9781799885795. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-8579-5.ch009