MA of L2 learner English

Corpus Linguistics 2015, University of Lancaster, 21-24 July

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Yu Yuan:
“Exploring the variation in world Learner Englishes: A multidimensional analysis of L2 written corpora”

109 features included in the analysis

RQ:

Can Biber’s model be extended?

How do features co-occur in learner English?

 

Data

ICLE 1.0 (Granger, 2002)

SWEECL 2.0 (Wen & Wang, 2008)

 

Tools

MA tagger Nini (2014) Manual here. Software (Windows) here.

Stanford Corenlp

R

Pythin scripts

 

Method

Kaisser’s criteria + Scree test for Factor Analysis

 

Results

10 dimensions stand out

Dimensions are largely epistemological, rhetorical and syntactical.

 

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