LINGUIST List 22.639

Tue Feb 08 2011

Qs: Corpora of Computer-Mediated L2 Discourse

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        1.     Ilona Vandergriff , Corpora of Computer-Mediated L2 Discourse

Message 1: Corpora of Computer-Mediated L2 Discourse
Date: 07-Feb-2011
From: Ilona Vandergriff <>
Subject: Corpora of Computer-Mediated L2 Discourse
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I am researching synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediatedinteraction among second language (L2) learners. The data I havecollected consists of task-based chat discussions among learners ofGerman, and I am looking to expand my study to include othercomputer-mediated L2 data, i.e. second/foreign language chats, texts,and emails.

Most L2 corpora contain written texts, such as essays/compositions(Chinese Learner English Corpus, Uppsala Student English Project,International Corpus of Learner English, Longman Learners' Corpus).A few contain speech (ISLE Speech Corpus). Thus far, I have onlybeen able to locate one corpus of computer-mediated learnerdiscourse, namely Julie Belz' Telekorp of German L1/L2. Does anyoneknow of any other L2 (including English as L2) corpora I might be ableto access?

I will post a summary of the replies.

Thank you,Ilona Vandergriff

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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