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Learner corpus profiles

The case of Romanian Learner English

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Madalina Chitez

Aiming at exemplifying the methodology of learner corpus profiling, this book describes salient features of Romanian Learner English. As a starting point, the volume offers a comprehensive presentation of the Romanian-English contrastive studies. Another innovative aspect of the book refers to the use of the first Romanian Corpus of Learner English, whose compilation is the object of a methodological discussion. In one of the main chapters, the book introduces the methodology of learner corpus profiling and compares it with existing approaches. The profiling approach is emphasised by corpus-based quantitative and qualitative investigations of Romanian Learner English. Part of the investigation is dedicated to the lexico-grammatical profiles of articles, prepositions and genitives. The frequency-based collocation analyses are integrated with error analyses and extended into error pattern samples. Furthermore, contrasting typical Romanian Learner English constructions with examples from the German and the Italian learner corpora opens the path to new contrastive interlanguage analyses.
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Chitez, MadalinaLearner corpus profiles : the case of Romanian learner English / Madalina Chitez.p. cm. – (Linguistic insights. Studies in language and communication; Volume 173)ISBN 978-3-0343-1410-71. Romanian language–Grammar, Comparative–English. 2. Englishlanguage--Grammar, Comparative--Romanian. 3. Contrastive linguistics. I. Title.PC629.C45 2014459‘.5–dc23

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