The VESPA corpus: status report and first explorations
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling & Hilde Hasselgård
Thursday 8 September, 14.15-16
Room 489, PAM
For some time we have been collecting student texts written by students in our linguistics classes for a corpus of academic student writing. The texts have been annotated and can now be used as a corpus. We will give you a report on the VESPA project and the work done so far. In the second part of our talk we will show the first attempts at using the corpus in conjunction with its French sister corpus as well as the Norwegian and French components of the ICLE corpus. This investigation concerns “writer/reader visibility in learner writing across genres”. It has been carried out in close collaboration with Magali Paquot at Louvain-la-Neuve and will be presented at the forthcoming conference “Learner Corpus Research 2011”.
For information on the VESPA corpus, see http://www.uclouvain.be/en-cecl-vespa.html