Corpora: Learner Corpora

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Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 12:49:35 MET DST

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    Dear all,

    I am involved in a research project that is trying to establish a learner
    corpus for first year students in the Science Faculty. Here's the catch:
    for lack of a better word, I use "learner corpus" to refer to a corpus of
    scientific terms and their use, in English, for students whose home language
    is not English and who therefore need some help to use these terms
    efficiently for their studies. A web-search shows that "learner corpora" is
    generally used to "diagnose learners' errors so as to render pedagogical
    solutions.", i.e. a corpus obtained from the learners' language and thus in
    the opposite direction of what I'm looking for. So, if anybody knows where
    to find more information on what I'm really looking for, or can tell me what
    the proper term is for a corpus as I've described it, I'd be extremely

    Thanks in advance!

    Hanelle Fourie

    Division for University Education
    University of Stellenbosch
    South Africa

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