Ariane Donizete Delgado Ribeiro Caldas and Adriane Orenha Ottaiano
Shall we talk about criminal vocabulary?
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The lesson Shall we talk about criminal vocabulary? was designed to help learners improve their English vocabulary related to the criminal area. The lesson focuses on High School and/or Language and Translation undergraduate course learners. This lessons aims to help learners improve their skills related to understanding and producing specialised collocations from the criminal area.
The lesson is available in two formats: hands-on and hands-off. The difference between the two formats is that in the first one, learners are required to access COCA – Corpus of Contemporary American English to observe the behaviour of specialised collocations from the criminal area. In the second format, learners are not required to access COCA.
Ariane Donizete Delgado Ribeiro Caldas is currently a Ph.D student in Linguistic Studies at São Paulo State University (UNESP), Institute of Biosciences, Humanities and Exact Sciences. She conducts research on Collocations and Corpus-Based Phraseology and Phraseography. This research is linked to “A phraseographical methodology and model for an Corpus-Based Multilingual Collocations Dictionary Platform” project. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistic Studies at São Paulo State University (UNESP).
Adriane Orenha-Ottaiano works as a lecturer at the São Paulo State University (UNESP). She holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translation from Université de Montréal, Canada (FAPESP scholarship – Proc nr. 2018/22943-8), a PhD in Linguistics Studies (UNESP), a Master’s in Linguistics and English Literary Studies from University of São Paulo (USP). She is the principal investigator of the funded project “A phraseographical methodology and model for an Online Corpus-Based Multilingual Collocations Dictionary Platform” (FAPESP 2020/01783-2). She is the founder leader of the CNPq Research Group PHRASCORP – Corpus-based Phraseology and Collocations. Her main research areas are: Corpus-based Phraseology and Phraseography (collocations), Corpus-based Lexicography, Corpus-Based Translation Studies, TEFL, and Corpus Linguistics.