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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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FYI: New Learner Corpus: ICNALE


Author: Shin ISHIKAWA

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

FYI Body: The International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English or the ICNALE is a new learner corpus designed for varied applied linguistic research.

The ICNALE includes more than one million words of controlled essays written by college students in ten countries and areas in Asia as well as those by English native speakers. The ICNALE is one of the largest learner corpora publicly available and a reliable database for a contrastive interlanguage analysis of Asian learners as well as studies of World Englishes in Asia.

Now you can try the ICNALE Online (beta):

http://language.sakura.ne.jp/s/icnale

Or you can also download the full data set (beta):

http://language.sakura.ne.jp/icnale/download.html

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