LINGUIST List 12.1267

Tue May 8 2001

Qs: L2 Learner Corpus, CLAN & CHAT Databases

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  1. sanooch na-thalang, learner corpus
  2. Christian Schmeer, clan and chat

Message 1: learner corpus

Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 22:17:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: sanooch na-thalang <>
Subject: learner corpus

Dear All

I need some advice on how to create a corpus which
contains L2 learners' language. I have done some
research and found out that most of the programmes
available online are either used with Macintosh or are
not free or are too big for my small project (to start
with, that is). I have found some useful websites
related to this but the problem is they use some very
sophisticated programmes that I cannot afford.

Thank you

Sanooch Na-Thalang

Sanooch Na-Thalang
111 Suranaree University of Technology
University Avenue
Muang District
Nakornratchasima 30000

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Message 2: clan and chat

Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 11:15:39 +0200
From: Christian Schmeer <>
Subject: clan and chat

Does anyone know a good tutorial for the CLAN and CHAT database? I
don't really understand its use, I've downloaded some speech samples
from CHILDES, but now I need to analyse the data and don't know
how. How, for example can I measure MLU increasing processes? If
anyone could give me some hints and tips concerning chat or clan, or
knows a good webpage where all this stuff is explained to a beginner,
I would be appreciate...

Christian Schmeer
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