LINGUIST List 12.182

Wed Jan 24 2001

Qs: Corpus/Learner French, "Endolinguistica"

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  1. Granger Sylviane, Corpus of Learner French
  2. John Matthews, Endolinguistica

Message 1: Corpus of Learner French

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:18:19 +0100
From: Granger Sylviane <>
Subject: Corpus of Learner French

Dear Colleagues,

I am currently compiling a corpus of learner French (known as FRIDA - 
French Interlanguage Database) and am in urgent need of more data. As 
things stand, the FRIDA corpus contains some 200,000 words of data from 
intermediate learners of French from a variety of mother tongue 
backgrounds. We would like to double this figure. Can you help, by 
providing written, intermediate-level data (essays, letters, etc)?

If you are prepared and able to help us in our quest, we would like to show 
our gratitude by offering in return one of the following exchanges:

- if the data you send us is in paper format, we will key in the data and 
send you the data in electronic format (thus enabling you to start working 
on it with linguistic analysis software, more details if required)
- if the data you send us is already in electronic format, we will send you 
a corpus of the same size in return

For more information about the corpus, please consult our web site:

Please contact me if you think you can help, need further details about the 
corpus or can send me a sample.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Best wishes,
Sylviane Granger

Professor Sylviane Granger
Universit� Catholique de Louvain
Centre for English Corpus Linguistics
Coll�ge Erasme
Place Blaise Pascal 1
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Fax: + 3210474942
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Message 2: Endolinguistica

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 08:31:42 +0200
From: John Matthews <>
Subject: Endolinguistica

Can anyone give me any input concerning a book entitled 
"Introducci�n a la Endoling��stica" by Meulemans, C.S. and Elias, J.A.,
published in Mexico (2nd Edition, no date)?

I would like to contrast my opinion concerning the content of the book
with corresponders from an academic point of view.

Replies please to email below.

Thanks in advance

John Matthews Packer
Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona
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