[Corpora-List] learner corpora

Krishnamurthy, Ramesh r.krishnamurthy at aston.ac.uk
Mon Apr 21 11:35:17 CEST 2014

Hi Antoine

I can't claim to have done anything more than scratch the surface, but... 10. 08/02/11: Ramesh Krishnamurthy: Using Corpora for Autonomous Correction and Improvement of Academic Writing<http://acorn.aston.ac.uk/RK-publications/RK-EASG-Seminar080211-plus-demo.pdf> (English Studies Group Research Seminar, LSS, Aston University) at http://acorn.aston.ac.uk/acorn_publication.html may be of interest... sadly, i have not managed to complete the *main step* in the research, which would be to identify the successful corpus-search strategies that the student discovered, and to amend the corpus help documentation, and perhaps alter the corpus software design accordingly... another step i had hoped to take was to add 3 years of student assignments to the subcorpora, so that we could see which aspects of academic language were proving to be the most difficult for native-speakers to learn.

Other papers that may be of interest are...

[Blog This!]<http://top25.sciencedirect.com/blogThis.php?art=S1475158507000471> Issues in creating a corpus for EAP pedagogy and research<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475158507000471> Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Volume 6, Issue 4, October 2007, Pages 356-373 Krishnamurthy, R.; Kosem, I. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475158507000471

A new venture in corpus-based lexicography: towards a dictionary of academic English<http://core.kmi.open.ac.uk/download/pdf/14454.pdf> Authors Iztok Kosem, Ramesh Krishnamurthy Publication date 2007 http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=TqKkwlAAAAAJ&cstart=20&citation_for_view=TqKkwlAAAAAJ:L8Ckcad2t8MC

best Ramesh -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:07:13 +0000 From: Tony Goulem <Antoine.Goulem at senecacollege.ca> Subject: [Corpora-List] learner corpora To: "corpora at uib.no" <corpora at uib.no>

Dear Colleagues, My name is Antoine Goulem. I teach humanities at a two year college in Toronto, Canada. While many of our students are ESL students, I'm writing about what is referred to as native speakers in the literature of EAP. My so-called native speakers very often have a great deal of difficulty writing essays. I've been searching for corpus based work that will help me help my students. I know of the Michigan corpus (MICUSP), but those students, as a cohort, graduate from high school as competent writers. We get students whose grades keep them out of university, and our job is to help them make up the difference. I'd also be interested in comparative work on L2 and remedial (for lack of a better term) writers.

Professor Antoine Goulem, PhD

School of Liberal Arts, Seneca College 1750 Finch Ave. East Toronto, ON M2J 2X5 Office A 1517 416 491 5050 x 26475

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