September 2022, International Conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR 2022)

On 22-24 September 2022, the International Conference for Learner Corpus Research (LCR 2022) was held at the University of Padua (Italy), at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies, organised under the aegis of the Learner Corpus Association. The research team was represented by Madalina Chitez, Cosmin Strilețchi and Karla Csürös, who presented the paper Meeting ROGER: An open-access bilingual corpus search platform.

Part of the abstract:

This software demonstration proposal presents the open access bilingual corpus search platform ROGER. The platform supports searches within the recently released ROGER – Corpus of Romanian Academic Genres (Chitez et al. 2021), compiled by the research group at CODHUS (Centre for Corpus Related Digital Humanities) from the West University of Timisoara. ROGER consists of novice academic writing genres, in Romanian (L1) and English (L2), collected from Romanian universities, with the purpose of investigating student writing practices. The ROGER corpus support platform has been designed and implemented as a cross-platform distributed web application. Its main purpose is to offer access to learner academic writing corpus data that can be consulted and assessed in a multidimensional contrastive framework. Especially due to its free-access and bilingual features, the ROGER corpus search platform will be of interest to experts in areas such as Corpus Linguistics, Academic Writing, and Contrastive (Interlanguage) Analysis, Language for Specific Purpose studies, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning.

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