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LINGUIST List 20.1554

Thu Apr 23 2009

FYI: New website for Michigan Corpus Linguistics

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        1.    Ute Römer, New website for Michigan Corpus Linguistics

Message 1: New website for Michigan Corpus Linguistics
Date: 22-Apr-2009
From: Ute Römer <uroemerumich.edu>
Subject: New website for Michigan Corpus Linguistics
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Dear all,

The Corpus Linguistics Unit at the University of Michigan English Language
Institute has just launched a new website: http://www.elicorpora.info. The
website brings all Michigan Corpus Linguistics projects together in a
single location and contains sections with information and resources on the
following projects:

1. The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE), with links to
the online search interface, freely accessible MICASE sound files,
tutorials for teachers and learners, MICASE-based teaching materials and
kibbitzers, and a lot more (see http://micase.elicorpora.info/);

2. The Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers (MICUSP), our almost
completed corpus of advanced student writing samples from a wide range of
disciplines (see http://micusp.elicorpora.info/);

3. The John Swales Conference Corpus (JSCC), including download information
for this recently-launched freely available academic speech corpus (see

4. The Michigan Generation 1.5 project (Gen 1.5), a project that aims to
better understand and support the instructional needs of international
student writers and Generation 1.5 writers (see
http://gen15.elicorpora.info/); and

5. An overview of our Corpus Training and Research activities (CTR),
including information about our ongoing research projects, conferences we
are/were involved in organizing, and the training we provide in corpus
analysis (see http://ctr.elicorpora.info/).

The website features an audience-based navigation system which should make
it easy for you to find the materials you are interested in. We have
labeled every page as relevant (or not relevant) for one of three target
audience groups: Teachers, Learners, and Researchers. In the right-hand
menu bar on the page you can apply a teacher/learner/researcher filter by
clicking one of three tabs (it is, of course, also possible to look at the
page in ''all'' mode and not apply any filters but see all available

I would like to thank the members of the Michigan Corpus Linguistics team
(see http://www.elicorpora.info/about) who put in a lot of work in the
website over the past few months. Thanks are also due to Kate Boyd for
providing expert advice on graphic design issues and creating our new unit

I hope you will enjoy exploring the website and will find the resources
useful! If you have any questions or comments on the website or our
projects, please feel free to contact us at elicorporaumich.edu.

Happy surfing and all the best,


Dr. Ute Römer
Director of the Applied Corpus Linguistics Unit
English Language Institute
University of Michigan
Email: uroemerumich.edu
Phone: +1 734 763 7133
Fax: +1 734 763 0369

Surface mail address:
Dr. Ute Römer
University of Michigan
English Language Institute
500 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2028

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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