LINGUIST List 20.2270
Tue Jun 23 2009
Software: International Corpus of Learner English Version 2
Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi
International Corpus of Learner English Version 2
Message 1: International Corpus of Learner English Version 2
From: Sylviane Granger <sylviane.grangeruclouvain.be>
Subject: International Corpus of Learner English Version 2
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We are pleased to announce the release of the second version of theInternational Corpus of Learner English. ICLEv2 contains 3.7 million wordsof writing from higher intermediate to advanced learners of Englishrepresenting 16 different mother tongue backgrounds (Bulgarian, Chinese,Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian,Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Tswana). It differs from thefirst version published in 2002 not only by its increased size and range oflearner populations, but also by its interface, which contains two newfunctionalities: built-in concordancer allowing users to search for wordforms, lemmas and/or parts-of-speech tags and breakdown of the queryresults according to the learner profile information.
The accompanying ICLEv2 Handbook contains a detailed description of thecorpus, a user's manual and an overview of the ELT situation in thecountries of origin of the learners.
There are three types of licence (for non-profit research purposes only):single user, multiple-user (2-10) and multiple-user (11-25).
The corpus can be ordered online at http://www.i6doc.com
Sylviane Granger (on behalf of the editors)