Dutch subcorpus of the Varieties of English for Specific Purposes dAtabase (VESPA)
Date of Archiving2018
Radboud University, Nijmegen~~~~~~
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Engelse Taal en Cultuur
Language and literature studies
Key wordsAcademic writing; English as a foreign language
The VESPA learner corpus project was initiated in January 2008 by the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics at the University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium. The aim of the project is to build a large corpus of English for Specific Purposes texts written by L2 writers from various mother tongue backgrounds. The corpus comprises L2 texts in a wide range of disciplines (linguistics, business, medicine, law, biology, etc), genres (papers, reports, MA dissertations) and degrees of writer expertise in academic settings (from first-year students to PhD students).