|subtitle||The Varieties of English for Specific Purposes dAtabase (VESPA) learner corpus|
|research center(s)||Centre for English Corpus Linguistics|
|description||The VESPA learner corpus is a corpus of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) texts written by L2 writers with different L1 background (Dutch, Czech, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish). The corpus contains L2 texts in a range of disciplines (linguistics, business, biology, engineering), genres (term papers, reports, MA dissertations) and degrees of writer expertise in academic settings.|
|format(s)||Extensible Markup Language (.xml)|
|keywords||learner corpus, English for Academic Purposes|
|contributor(s)||See list of partners|
|contact||Magali Paquot <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Paquot, M., Hasselgård, H. & S. Oksefjell Ebeling (2013). Writer/reader visibility in learner writing across genres: A comparison of the French and Norwegian components of the ICLE and VESPA learner corpora. In S. Granger, G. Gilquin & F. Meunier (Eds) Twenty Years of Learner Corpus Research: Looking back, Moving ahead. Corpora and Language in Use – Proceedings 1, Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain.