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    Default Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    Hi,

    I am looking for data to help in building a grammar checker for ESL writing. Any help in finding a corpus of ESL grammatical errors, or ESL writing in general would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    -- Tom Mitchell.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    I honestly don't know of any ESL corpora that are available. I've seen glimpses and promises, but nothing concrete. Maybe it's time to set up an ESL writing submission page to create one.

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    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I honestly don't know of any ESL corpora that are available. I've seen glimpses and promises, but nothing concrete. Maybe it's time to set up an ESL writing submission page to create one.
    What is an ESL corpora?

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    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    ESL student writing corpora.

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    M56 Guest

    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    Quote Originally Posted by emsttam
    Hi,

    I am looking for data to help in building a grammar checker for ESL writing. Any help in finding a corpus of ESL grammatical errors, or ESL writing in general would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    -- Tom Mitchell.
    Maybe the Language & Teaching option at the Lexicaltutor site could be of help.

    http://www.lextutor.ca/concordancers/concord_e.html

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    M56 Guest

    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    Quote Originally Posted by emsttam
    Hi,

    I am looking for data to help in building a grammar checker for ESL writing. Any help in finding a corpus of ESL grammatical errors, or ESL writing in general would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    -- Tom Mitchell.
    Maybe the Language & Teaching option at the Lexicaltutor site could be of help.

    http://www.lextutor.ca/concordancers/concord_e.html

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    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    I couldn't get the site to open- is the URL right?

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    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    If you are still searching, this may be of help to you. I was given a book called Teacher's Resource Guide of Language Transfer Issues for English Language Learners. It is put out by Rigby, a division of Harcourt, and is copyrighted 2004. It takes the ten most common primary languages and shows areas of difficulty in acquiring English grammar. It has a chart that shows the area of grammar, type of transfer error, what languages the error is common to, and the cause of the transfer difficulty.

    I have found it to be VERY helpful!

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    Default Re: Corpus / Examples of Common ESL Grammatical Errors

    I am have a difficult time finding the title Teacher's Resource Guide of Language Transfer Issues for English Language Learners. I would be willing to buy a copy if someone has one.
    Thanks
    Chris

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