International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

The Compilation Process of (COLTLC): A Learner Corpus
Monira Ibrahim Almohizea

Abstract
Corpus-based research has increasingly proved to be one of the rigorous evidence-based methods in the field of applied linguistics. Learner corpus-based applications in language learning and teaching–which is closely associated with research from within the Second Language Acquisition (SLA) tradition– has resulted in new strides in language learning and teaching. The present paper introduces Arabic-speaking Learner Corpus of students majoring in Arabic/English translation in the College Of Languages and Translation (COLTLC thereafter) at King Saud University in Riyadh. The available corpora of Arabic-speaking learners will be presented. Then, the gap in SLA pure approaches will be discussed to argue for the plausibility of learner-corpus-based studies and the need to compile COLTLC. The content and construction of COLTLC will also be presented. More specifically, the rationale, design, tagging, annotation and architecture of the corpus will be discussed in greater detail, as well basic descriptive for potential future research.

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