Developing a Corpus of Syntactically-Annotated Learner Language for English

Marwa Ragheb and Markus Dickinson

Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT13).

Syntactic annotation for learner language has received some attention in recent years. We review the SALLE annotation scheme for syntactically annotating learner English, the main effort we are aware of that thoroughly investigates the linguistic categories for annotating syntax, presenting an overview of its development. Specifically, we focus on what is entailed in designing and implementing such a scheme with respect to: 1) interpretation, 2) defining the syntactic dependency layers, and 3) handling challenging cases.


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@InProceedings{ragheb:dickinson:14b,
  author    = {Ragheb, Marwa and Dickinson, Markus},
  title     = {Developing a Corpus of Syntactically-Annotated Learner
               Language for English},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on 
               Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT13},
  year      = {2014},
  address   = {T\"ubingen, Germany},
  pages     = {292--300},
  url       = {http://cl.indiana.edu/~md7/papers/ragheb-dickinson14b.html}
}