Creating a corpus of student writing in economics: structure and representativeness

Martti Mäkinen, Turo Hiltunen

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This paper reports the on-going compilation of an economics learner corpus, Hanken Corpus of Academic Written English for Economics. The corpus is a joint effort shared by Hanken School of Economics and University of Helsinki, and the intention is to create a research and teaching resource with a focus on economics student writing. The paper argues for the need of such corpus, and discusses the issues of the compilation work. Annotation and tagging of the corpus are also introduced, and they are illustrated by examples from the actual corpus files.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorpus linguistics on the move : Exploring and understanding English through corpora
EditorsMaría José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo, Ignacio Palacios
PublisherBrill Rodopi
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational conference on computer archive of modern and medieval english (ICAME) Conference - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Duration: 22.05.201326.05.2013
Conference number: 34

Publication series

NameLanguage and Computers: Studies in Practical Linguistics


  • 612,1 Languages
  • Corpus linguistics
  • learner corpora
  • academic writing
  • economics
  • XML
  • student writing
  • 512 Business and Management


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