LANGSNAP French 3.0 Corpus

Nicole Tracy-Ventura
Applied Linguistics
West Virginia University

Amanda Huensch
Applied Linguistics
University of South Florida


Rosamund Mitchell
Applied Linguistics - emeritus
University of Southampton


Participants: 18
Type of Study: Longitudinal
Location: UK, various
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/NB7D-4G97

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Citation Information

Huensch, A., Tracy-Ventura, N., Bridges, J., & Cuesta-Medina, J. (2019). Variables affecting the maintenance of L2 proficiency and fluency four years post-study abroad. Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education, 4, 96-125.

Mitchell, R., Tracy-Ventura, N., & Huensch, A. (accepted). After Study Abroad: The Long-Term Evolution of Multilingual Identity Among Anglophone Languages Graduates. Modern Language Journal.

Tracy-Ventura, N., & Huensch, A. (2018). The potential of publicly shared longitudinal learner corpora in SLA research. In A. Gudmestad & A. Edmonds (Eds.), Critical Reflections on data in second language acquisition. Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Tracy-Ventura, N., Huensch, A., Mitchell, R. (accepted). Understand the long-term evolution of L2 lexical diversity: The contribution of a longitudinal learner corpus. In B. Le Bruyn & M. Paquot (Eds.), Learner corpora and second language acquisition. Cambridge University Press.

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one of the above references.

Corpus Description

The learner corpora made available here were collected in summer 2016 as part of the research project “Investigating foreign language attrition, maintenance, and development post-instruction and residence abroad: The LANGSNAP participants 3 years later. Participants included 18 of the original 28 participants. This project investigates the long-term evolution of foreign language proficiency post-instruction and study/residence abroad, an important and understudied area of research relevant to second language acquisition. LANGSNAP 3.0 contributes new data to the existing longitudinal Languages and Social Networks Abroad Project (LANGSNAP: Mitchell, Tracy-Ventura, McManus, 2017; Tracy-Ventura, Mitchell, & McManus, 2016). More information about LANGSNAP and the experimental tasks can be found at and in this book. This repository includes three types of data for each language:

The data available include anonymized audio recordings of the oral interview and story retelling data, as well as transcripts of all data in CHAT format.

For more information, please contact Dr. Nicole Tracy-Ventura ( or Dr. Amanda Huensch (


This research was supported by a Language Learning Small Research Grant, a University of South Florida New Researcher Grant, and a USF World Faculty Travel Mobility Grant.