Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers
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Towards interlanguage POS annotation for effective learner corpora in SLA and FLT

  

Ana Díaz-Negrillo, Detmar Meurers, Salvador Valera, and Holger Wunsch

  

Language Forum, Vol. 36, No 1-2. 139-154. Special Issue on Corpus Linguistics for Teaching and Learning. In Honour of John Sinclair, edited by María Moreno Jaén and Carmen Pérez Basanta. 2010.

  

Learner corpora can serve as a teaching resource for Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) and contribute empirical insights for Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research. To support effective querying for the specific classes of data which are relevant under the FLT and SLA perspectives, learner corpora ideally should include linguistic annotation. We argue for an approach to Part-Of-Speech (POS) tagging of learner corpora that systematically encodes the distributional, morphological, and lexical aspects specific to such interlanguage. Based on NOCE, an English learner corpus by Spanish learners, we characterize areas where the properties of learner language systematically differ from those assumed by POS annotation schemes developed for native language.

  


  

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Bibtex entry:


@Article{diaz-negrillo-et-al-09,
  author    = {Ana Díaz-Negrillo and
               Detmar Meurers and
               Salvador Valera and
               Holger Wunsch},
  title     = {Towards interlanguage POS annotation for effective 
               learner corpora in SLA and FLT},
  journal   = {Language Forum},
  publisher = {Bahri Publications}
  address   = {New Delhi}
  volume    = 36,
  number    = {1--2},
  pages     = {139--154},
  issn      = {0253-9071},
  editor    = {María Moreno Jaén and Carmen Pérez Basanta},
  note      = {Special Issue on Corpus Linguistics for Teaching and 
               Learning. In Honour of John Sinclair},
  year      = 2010,
  url       = {http://purl.org/dm/papers/diaz-negrillo-et-al-09.html}
}