Article | Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012 | An academic word list for Swedish - a support for language learners in higher education

Title:
An academic word list for Swedish - a support for language learners in higher education
Author:
Carina Carlund: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Håkan Jansson: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Julia Prentice: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Judy Ribeck: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012
Issue:
080
Article no.:
003
Pages:
20-27
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-12
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


The paper describes the ongoing development of compiling and introducing a Swedish academic word list (SAWL); inter alia intended to be used as a lexical resource in CALL-applications in relation to higher academic studies. When it comes to language acquisition; resources like these play an important part in instructed language learning. So far; no such resource exists for Swedish. The format of SAWL has been elaborated in collaboration with the Language Support Service at the University of Gothenburg. SAWL is compiled with methods from corpus linguistics inspired by research on English academic words (Coxhead 2002). Our work includes collection and syntactic annotation of learner corpora of Swedish academic texts from a wide range of university subjects within the Faculty of Arts. The corpora are freely accessible through SprĂ„kbanken. SAWL are designed with university students and language learners with Swedish or other linguistic backgrounds in mind. The word list and the corpora can be used for studies of one’s own or in classroom situations; as well as forming a component of computer computerbased language assessment and CALLrelated application platforms.

Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Carina Carlund, Håkan Jansson, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis, Julia Prentice, Judy Ribeck
Title:
An academic word list for Swedish - a support for language learners in higher education
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Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Carina Carlund, Håkan Jansson, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis, Julia Prentice, Judy Ribeck
Title:
An academic word list for Swedish - a support for language learners in higher education
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