COWS-L2H: A corpus of Spanish learner writing

Keywords: L2 Spanish, Spanish as a Heritage Language, learner corpus research

Abstract

This paper presents the Corpus of Written Spanish of L2 and Heritage Speakers (COWS-L2H), a large corpus of compositions written by North American university students learning Spanish. The goals of this work are to (1) build a large corpus of Spanish learner writing that provides samples of written data from Spanish learners in the context of a North American university, (2) to contribute corpus data collected not only from second language (L2) learners of Spanish but also from learners of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL), and (3) to develop one of the few Spanish learner corpora to provide longitudinal data.

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Published
2020-03-12
How to Cite
Yamada, A., Davidson, S., Fernández-Mira, P., Carando, A., Sagae, K., & Sánchez-Gutiérrez, C. (2020). COWS-L2H: A corpus of Spanish learner writing. Research in Corpus Linguistics, 8(1), 17-32. https://doi.org/10.32714/ricl.08.01.02