L2TReC is excited to announce that it has received two internal grants to support
our research initiatives.
The first is a Seed Grant, from the Office of the Vice President for Research, to create a pilot version of a large-scale, tagged, and searchable digital corpus of Second Language spoken and written language. This pilot project will provide us with information about the efficacy of selected tagging software and realistic cost projections for the labor intensive transcribing and tagging work. The results of this pilot will be used to support a larger external funding request.
Funding was also received for a Language Learner Corpus workshop through the Great Ideas in the Humanities grant. This two-day intensive workshop will introduce researchers and language teachers to the discipline of corpus linguistics specifically as it pertains to learner corpora. The workshop will also provide lectures and hands-on practice with the tools used to create and use a learner corpus for research or to inform teaching practice. The dates for the workshop are the 11th and 12th of April, with a keynote on the evening of the 11th. The event is free to attend but registration is required.