Last updated 2017/8/12
Now you can download three major modules plus several additional data and software.
Fig. 1 Module Structure of the ICNALE (As of August 2017)
The ICNALE Basic Modules and Related Software for Download
|The ICNALE Spoken Monologue (Transcripts)
||2.0 (2017 Aug)
|The ICNALE Spoken Monologue (Audio)
||2.0 (2017 Aug)
|The ICNALE Written Essays
||2.0 (2017 Aug)
|The ICNALE Edited Essays
||1.0 (2017 Aug)
|The ICNALE Automatic Speech Morphing System
(A morphing system developed for compilation of the ICNALE Speech Monologue Module)
|1.0 (2014 Dec)
Obtaining the Password for Unzipping the Downloaded Files
Register from the The ICNALE User Registration Form to obtain passwords for unzipping.
After registering, you will receive a password within a few days. If you do not receive any replies, please contact the project team.
If you use Mac OS, you may need some software such as Stufflt and ZipEZ to unzip/ uncompress the downloaded file. Or try this.
You may not be able to reach the registration site from China, for example. In that case, please send your name, your institute, and your position (eg. Prof./ Grad Student/ Undergrad/ Independent researcher) directly to the project leader.
Several Tips for Using the ICNALE Download Version
1. Text Encoding
All the texts are encoded in the UTF-8 containing the BOM character [More Info
]. When using a concordance, you may need to set the character code before conducting analysis.
Fig. 2 AntConc : Global Settings< Character Settings<Edit
When using the Wordmisth with a default setting, you will be required to convert each file to Unicode. Please choose No.
Or you can unclick "Convert from UTF8" option beforehand.
Fig. 3 Setting for the Wordsmith Tools
2. POS Tags
POS (parts-of-speech) tagging was conducted on the Sketch Engine System. The grammar rule adopted for tagging is English PennTB-Tree Tagger 2.0.
Token (word form) and its grammatical attributes are presented in a line.
Word form POS-Tag Lemma-pos (lempos)
----- POS Tagged Text Sample --------
Now RB now-r
many JJ many-j
parents NNS parent-n
and CC and-c
teachers NNS teacher-n
disagree VVP disagree-v
that IN/that that-x
college NN college-n
students NNS student-n
have VHP have-v
their PP$ their-p
own JJ own-j
part-time JJ part-time-j
jobs NNS job-n
. SENT .-x
3. Learners' Attribute Data
About essays or speeches
Code... File code
PTJ (wds)... The number of words in one essay or speech
SMK (wds)...The number of words in one essay or speech
About participants' background
Country... Participant's country or area
Sex ... Participant's sex
Age... Participant's age
Grade... Participant's school grade (1, 2, 3, 4...)
Major (Occupation)... In case of students, their major at colleges; in case of employed people, their job.
Academic Genres... Only for students: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, and Life Science
About participants' proficiency
Proficiency Test... Test name such as TOEIC or TOEFL
Score... Score in the test above
VST... Score in the vocabulary size test (full mark is 50) This test measures participants' L2 lexical knowledge with a ceiling of 5,000 words.
CEFR... CEFR levels: A2, B1_1, B1_2, B2+. Estimated from participants' scores in the proficiency test or in the vocabulary size test
About participants' motivation
INTM... Integrative Motivation Score
INSM... Instrumental Motivation Score
INTM+INSM... Strength of Motivation
INTM-INSM... Integrative Motivation Orientation Score
About participants' L2 learning experiences
Primary... How much a participant studies English in their primary school days (1 to 6 points)
Secondary...How much a participant studies English in their secondary school days (1 to 6 points)
College...How much a participant studies English in their college days (1 to 6 points)
Inschool... How much a participant studies English in class (1 to 6 points)
Outschool... How much a participant studies English outside class, namely, at home, in the community etc (1 to 6 points)
Listening... How much a participant studies listening (1 to 6 points)
Reading... How much a participant studies reading (1 to 6 points)
Speaking... How much a participant studies speaking (1 to 6 points)
Writing... How much a participant studies writing (1 to 6 points)
NS... How much a participant has been taught by English native participant (1 to 6 points)
Pronunciation...How much a participant has been taught by English native participant (1 to 6 points)
Presentation...How much a participant has been taught presentation (1 to 6 points)
Essay Writing...How much a participant has been taught essay writing (1 to 6 points)