Arabic Corpus Processing Tools for Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching

Conference Paper
, Sultan Almujaiwel and Abdulmohsen Althubaity . 2016
Conference Name: 
The Globalization of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education
Conference Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Sponsoring Organization: 
International Education for Sustainable development Alliance
Publication Abstract: 

This paper illustrates a new language processing tool (Arabic Corpus Processing Tools ACPTs 4.6 Version) that is a stand-alone open/free source for analyzing both Arabic and English large-scale texts, exceeding 50 million words depending on over 8 gigabytes of personal PC RAM space. The new ACPT has sophisticated cutting-edge functions used for the literature of corpus linguistics and corpus-linguistic analysis, especially statistical packages. A comparison with other tools suitable for corpus-linguistic analysis is important. This gives merit for ACPTs to be considered the most effective tool for corpus analysis. As this paper focuses on language teaching, the most prominent functions of the intended tools that can be exploited for enhancing the progress of language teaching/learning are illustrated, arguing some key elements that should be understood before using the tool