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Title An SLA Corpus Annotated with Pedagogically Relevant Grammatical Structures
Authors Leonardo Zilio, Rodrigo Wilkens and Cédrick Fairon
Abstract The evaluation of a language learner's proficiency in second language is a task that normally involves comparing the learner's production with a learning framework of the target language. A broad framework is the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR), which addresses language learning in general and is broadly used in the European Union, while serving as reference in countries outside the EU as well. In this study, we automatically annotated a corpus of texts produced by language learners with pedagogically relevant grammatical structures and we observed how these structures are being employed by learners from different proficiency levels. We analyzed the use of structures both in terms of evolution along the levels and in terms of level in which the structures are used the most. The annotated resource, SGATe, presents a rich source of information for teachers that wish to compare the production of their students with those of already certified language learners.
Topics Profiling, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call)
Full paper An SLA Corpus Annotated with Pedagogically Relevant Grammatical Structures
Bibtex @InProceedings{ZILIO18.1050,
  author = {Leonardo Zilio and Rodrigo Wilkens and Cédrick Fairon},
  title = "{An SLA Corpus Annotated with Pedagogically Relevant Grammatical Structures}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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