IIUM Repository

A review of studies on specialized learner corpora.

Deviy, Sharmilah and Mohamad Ali, Afida and Chan, Mei Yuit and Muhammad Saliluddin, Suhainizam and Amin Nordin, Syafinaz and Hod, Rafidah and Mohd Sharef, Nurfadhlina and Mohamad Ali, Afiza (2020) A review of studies on specialized learner corpora. Technology Reports of Kansai University, 62 (9). pp. 5317-5338. ISSN 04532198

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (369kB)


Recent years have shown a significant growth in learner corpora in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), specifically in the academic and professional context. For studies in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), analysis on learner corpora mainly focused on aspects of form and function in academic genres. This paper reviews 192 learner corpora to determine their availability and usage according to the two main branches of ESP field: EAP and EOP/EPP (English for Occupational Purposes/ English for Professional Purposes). It also identifies inaccessible learner corpora on the online platforms. The review concludes that EAP has been the prime focus in the field of learner corpus studies compared to EOP/EPP. Additionally, only a handful of specialized and professional genre-related learner corpora can be found whereas academic ones are more common. This review establishes the importance of EOP/EPP learner corpora as one of the ways to increase the genre competence of learners and practitioners of specialized discourses.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7531/84560
Uncontrolled Keywords: ESP, EAP, EOP/EPP, specialized learner corpora, professional genre
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr. Afiza Mohamad Ali
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2020 16:24
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2020 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84560

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year