LINGUIST List 32.3714

Mon Nov 29 2021

Software: MultiLingProfiler Version 2 (FR, DE, ES)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 26-Nov-2021
From: Natalie Finlayson <>
Subject: MultiLingProfiler Version 2 (FR, DE, ES)
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Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that Version 2 of MultiLingProfiler is now live. MultiLingProfiler is an online, open access vocabulary profiling tool for LOTE developed at the University of York in partnership with Prof. Laurence Anthony (Waseda University), and funded by the Department for Education.

Following our most recent round of updates, users can now use the tool to:

- obtain text coverage information using lists of the 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, and 5,000 most frequent word families in French, German and Spanish
- deselect grammar features (e.g., tenses, case forms) to reflect learners’ grammatical knowledge in the profile
- add words and word families to embedded word lists using the 'add to list' function
- profile texts with a POS-annotated custom list (using TreeTagger tags)
- download statistical information about the words, word families and multiword units in your text(s), including flemma-based frequency lists, multi-level frequency-band profiles, and type/token ratios
- edit texts directly in the profiling window and copy the results into another program
- explore the 5,000 most frequent word families in each language using the ‘Word Families’ tab
- profile texts using word lists aligned with National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) schemes of work up to the end of Term 2 of Year 9 (teachers following the syllabi can use the tool to ascertain which words in a text have been taught at any given point in the school year).

The URL is here:

Please share with any colleagues in the MFL teaching, testing, materials or research spheres who may find this useful.

With best wishes,
Natalie Finlayson, Emma Marsden, Giulia Bovolenta, Rachel Hawkes
(University of York)
and Laurence Anthony
(Waseda University)

For recent activity, follow our project Twitter account: MultiLingProf

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Computational Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Spanish (spa)

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