Corpus Linguistics 2015, University of Lancaster, 21-24 July
“Exploring the variation in world Learner Englishes: A multidimensional analysis of L2 written corpora”
109 features included in the analysis
Can Biber’s model be extended?
How do features co-occur in learner English?
ICLE 1.0 (Granger, 2002)
SWEECL 2.0 (Wen & Wang, 2008)
Kaisser’s criteria + Scree test for Factor Analysis
10 dimensions stand out
Dimensions are largely epistemological, rhetorical and syntactical.