Designing a South African multilingual learner corpus of academic texts (SAMuLCAT)

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dc.contributor.author Carstens, Adelia
dc.contributor.author Eiselen, Roald
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-19T15:02:09Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract This article provides an overview of the process and initial outcomes of designing a multilingual corpus of academic texts produced by university students with different mother tongues in South Africa, with a view to making it available as an open resource for pedagogical applications and research. We first give an overview of the history of corpus development for pedagogical purposes world-wide, with particular emphasis on learner corpora, and highlight the absence of a South African corpus of academic learner texts. Thereafter, the objectives of the corpus project are outlined. The remainder of the article describes and justifies the design-features of the corpus as well as the process of setting up the data management system to facilitate the collection of the learner texts and their integration with the metadata. We conclude with a summary of the current status of the project, including the limitations, and a preview of the way forward. en_ZA
dc.description.department Unit for Academic Literacy en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-07-22
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This research was made possible with support from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR). en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rlms20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Adelia Carstens & Roald Eiselen (2019) Designing a South African Multilingual Learner Corpus of Academic Texts (SAMuLCAT), Language Matters, 50:1, 64-83, DOI: 10.1080/10228195.2018.1530692. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1022-8195 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5395 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/10228195.2018.1530692
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/70252
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © Unisa Press 2019 This is an electronic version of an article published in Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 64-83, 2019. doi : 10.1080/10228195.2018.1530692. Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Africa is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comtoc/rlms20. en_ZA
dc.subject Academic texts en_ZA
dc.subject Learner corpus en_ZA
dc.subject Multilingual corpus en_ZA
dc.subject South African corpus en_ZA
dc.subject Learner corpus design en_ZA
dc.title Designing a South African multilingual learner corpus of academic texts (SAMuLCAT) en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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