Nebrija-WOCAE


David Rodríguez Velasco
Linguistica Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas
Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Xiaoxu Katia Liu
School of Spanish and Italian
Heilongjiang International University

Participants: 28, 20, 20
Type of Study: group
Location: Harbin, China
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5BT4Z

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Rodríguez Velasco, D. (2018). ¿No me quieres? ¿Soy fea? o ¿no hablo bien? Problemas pragmáticos interculturales y su relevancia en la comunicación. En Actas del IV Encuentro de Profesores de ELE del Norte de China. Harbin, 26-27 Mayo 2018.

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Project Description

The WOCAE Corpus (Written and Oral Chinese Academic Emails) is a collection of emails written and read by Chinese students from Heilongjiang International University to their professor disagreeing about their results. The corpus is divided in two major groups: a written corpus and an oral corpus.

Oral Segment

The oral segment of WOCAE includes emails that we written and then read. In May 2018, 28 students of Spanish as a Foreign Language have participated in this corpus which was recorded in Harbin, China. In May 2019, 20 students of Spanish participated. The ages of the participants are all between 18 and 20, and they are all in the second year of their academic studies. The duration of each tape lasts between 44 seconds and 1:54 minutes. A second group of transcripts in Chinese was collected from the students in the 2019 group.

Written Segment

The data for the written corpus was collected during the 2017/2018 academic year and was subdivided in two languages: Spanish and English. Each one is likewise subdivided in different groups depending on the academic year of the students. The Spanish-WOCAE Corpus groups 150 emails written by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students, while the English-WOCAE Corpus groups 100 emails written by 2nd and 4th year students. The ages of the participants are between 18 and 27. The data for the oral corpus was collected in May 2018 and May 2019 and is divided in two languages: Spanish and Chinese. A total of 48 students of Spanish as a Foreign Language have participated in this corpus which was recorded in Harbin, China. The ages of the participants are all between 18 and 20, and they are all in the second year of their academic studies. The duration of each tape lasts between 44 seconds and 1:54 minutes.

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