Oliver Ballance

ELI Teacher
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Teaching in 2020

Publications

Ballance, O. J. (2020). Narrow reading, vocabulary load and collocations in context: Exploring lexical repetition in concordances from a pedagogical perspective. ReCALL FirstView1-14, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344020000117

Ballance, O. J. & Coxhead, A. (2020). How much vocabulary is needed to use a concordance? International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 25(1), pp. 33-61. https://doi.org/10.1075/ijcl.17116.bal

Ballance, O. J. & Cobb, T. (2020). Resources for Learning Single-Word Items. In S. Webb (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies (pp. 320-335). Oxon, UK: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429291586-21

Ballance, O. J. (2018). Technology to teach vocabulary. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 1-6). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0920

Ballance, O. J. (2018). Strategies for pre-teaching vocabulary in context. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 1-7). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0732

Coxhead, A. & Ballance, O. J. (2018). Learning through a corpus. The Cambridge guide to learning in a second language (pp. 307-315). Cambridge, UK; Cambridge University Press.

Webb, S., Sasao, Y., & Ballance, O. (2017). The updated Vocabulary Levels Test: Developing and validating two new forms of the VLT. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 168(1), 33-69. https://doi.org/10.1075/itl.168.1.02web

Ballance, O. J. (2017). Pedagogical models of concordance use: correlations between concordance user preferences. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(3-4), 259-283, https://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2017.1307228

Ballance, O. J. (2016). [Review of the book Cat Got Your Tongue? Recent Research and Classroom Practices for Teaching Idioms to English Language Learners around the World, by P. McPherron & P. T. Randolph]. CATESOL, 28(2), 141-143.

Ballance, O. J. (2016). Analysing concordancing: a simple or multifaceted construct? Computer Assisted Language Learning, 29(7) 1205-1219. https://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2016.1209527

Ballance, O. J. (2013). MALL – Somewhere between the tower, the field, the classroom and the market: A reply to Professor Stockwell’s response. Language Learning and Technology, 17(1), 37-46.

Ballance, O. J. (2012). Corpus technology and vocabulary testing in EAP.  Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research, 1(2), 143-154.

Ballance, O. J. (2012). Mobile language learning: More than just ‘the platform’. A commentary on: Using mobile phones for vocabulary activities: examining the effect of the platform, Stockwell, 2010.  Language Learning and Technology, 16(3), 21-23.