|Title:||Spoken Learner Corpus of English|
|Description:||We are pleased to announce the release of the Louvain International
Database of Spoken English Interlanguage (LINDSEI) handbook and
The corpus contains interviews with higher intermediate to advanced
EFL learners of English from 11 mother tongue backgrounds
(Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese,
Polish, Spanish and Swedish), totalling over one million words, of which
almost 800,000 were produced by learners. This represents 554
A total of 23 variables have been encoded for each interview, giving
information about the learner (L1, age, gender, number of years of
English at school, time spent in an English-speaking country, etc), the
interviewer (mother tongue, status in relation to the learner, etc) and
the interview itself (duration, institution where it was recorded, etc.
The search interface allows users to select interviews matching a set of
predefined (learner, interviewer and interview) variables. The
accompanying handbook contains a detailed description of the corpus
and a user's manual.
There are three types of academic licence: single user, multiple-user
(2-10) and multiple-user (11-25).
The corpus can be ordered online at
Sylviane Granger, Gaëtanelle Gilquin & Sylvie De Cock
Centre for English Corpus Linguistics
University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)