LINGUIST List 22.496

Thu Jan 27 2011

Software: Spoken Learner Corpus of English LINDSEI

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        1.     Sylviane Granger , Spoken Learner Corpus of English LINDSEI

Message 1: Spoken Learner Corpus of English LINDSEI
Date: 27-Jan-2011
From: Sylviane Granger <>
Subject: Spoken Learner Corpus of English LINDSEI
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We are pleased to announce the release of the Louvain InternationalDatabase of Spoken English Interlanguage (LINDSEI) handbook andCD-ROM.

The corpus contains interviews with higher intermediate to advancedEFL learners of English from 11 mother tongue backgrounds(Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese,Polish, Spanish and Swedish), totalling over one million words, of whichalmost 800,000 were produced by learners. This represents 554interviews.

A total of 23 variables have been encoded for each interview, givinginformation about the learner (L1, age, gender, number of years ofEnglish at school, time spent in an English-speaking country, etc), theinterviewer (mother tongue, status in relation to the learner, etc) andthe interview itself (duration, institution where it was recorded, etc.

The search interface allows users to select interviews matching a set ofpredefined (learner, interviewer and interview) variables. Theaccompanying handbook contains a detailed description of the corpusand a user's manual.

There are three types of academic licence: single user, multiple-user(2-10) and multiple-user (11-25).

The corpus can be ordered online at

Best wishes,

Sylviane Granger, Gaƫtanelle Gilquin & Sylvie De CockCentre for English Corpus LinguisticsUniversity of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Computational Linguistics                             Language Acquisition                             Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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