ICNALE: The International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English
A collection of controlled essays and speeches produced by learners of English in 10 countries and areas in Asia
Project Leader: Dr. Shin'ichiro Ishikawa, Kobe University, Japan (iskwshin@gmail.com)

Last updated 2020/03/23

International Learner Corpus Symposium, LCSAW

The ICNALE Team has organized international symposiums, Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World (LCSAW) since 2013. Also, we have published peer-reviewed proceedings, Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World (ISSN: 2187-6746).

Series Editor
  Dr. Shin'ichiro Ishikawa (Kobe University)

  School of Languages and Communication, Kobe University

Back Numbers
 + Volume 1: Issued on March 23, 2013
 + Volume 2: Issued on May 31, 2014
 + Volume 3: Issued ion March 12, 2019
 + Volume 4: Issued on March 17, 2020

International Learner Corpus Symposium, LCSAW 4 (2019)

LCSAW 4 (2019)
"ESRC-AHRC UK-Japan SSH Connection Grants Seminar/ LCSAW (Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World) 4th Meeting, Kobe Joint Conference 2019"

+ Date: September 29, 2019
+ Venue: Centennial Hall, Kobe University  Travel Guide
+ Invited Speakers: 13 speakers from the UK and Japan
+ Conference Program: Here
+ Publications: In preparation

+ Presented Papers at LCSAW2019

Keynote and Invited Talks
(1) Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)  Imagining the next generation of learner corpus

(2) Shin Ishikawa (Kobe University)  New perspectives on contrastive interlanguage analysis: An outline of the ICNALE project

(3) Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)  Developing the L2 Index of Grammar Use: Variability issues revisited  

(4) Mariko Abe (Chuo University)  Creating a longitudinal corpus of L2 spoken English: Construction process and possible applications   

(5) Aaron Olaf Batty (Keio University), Tineke Brunfaut (Lancaster University), and Luke Harding (Lancaster University)   The impact of delivery mode on the discourse characteristics of writing task performances

(6) Yasutake Ishii (Seijo University)  Assessment of Japanese EFL Learners’ Grammatical Proficiency Levels Based on the CEFR-J Grammar Profile

(7) Emi Izumi (Kyoto University / Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)  Learner language modeling from the perspectives of World Englishes and the CEFR   

(8) Patrick Rebuschat (Lancaster University and University of Tübingen)  The implicit-explicit interface in language learning and teaching

(9) Padraic Monaghan (Lancaster University and University of Amsterdam)  Investigating the influence of first on second language learning in the laboratory

(10) Pascual Pérez-Paredes (University of Cambridge)  Examining internal validity in learner corpus research: Two case studies

(11)Kazuya Saito (University College, London)  Having a good ear predicts successful second language speech acquisition: Collecting, analysing and linking speech and aptitude database in Japan and the UK

(12) Masatoshi Sugiura (Nagoya University) Toward an integrated theory of SLA using tree fragments   

(13) John Williams (Cambridge University) The relationship between implicit learning and linguistic insight

(14) Aaron Albin, Xinyue Li, Ryoko Hayashi (Kobe University)  L1 influence on the prosodic realization of emotion in a second language: Analyses of an L2 Japanese speech corpus   

(15) Randy Appel (Waseda University)  A contrastive analysis of linking adverbials in L2 English writing: Identifying L1 related differences   

(16) Raffaella Bottini (Lancaster University) The effect of age on lexical complexity in the Trinity Lancaster Corpus   

(17) Lorrae Fox (Lancaster University)     Examiner and candidate collocation use in the Trinity Lancaster Corpus

(18) Yuka Ishikawa (Nagoya Institute of Tech) and Tomiko Komiya (Okazaki Women's Junior College)  Possibilities of ESP "Learner" Corpus: Collecting and Analyzing the Abstracts of Engineering Papers Written by Young Researchers

(19) Aika Miura (Rikkyo University)  Criterial Pragmalinguistic Features of Requestive Speech Acts Produced by Japanese Learners of English   

(20) Kunihiko Miura (The University of Shimane)  Developing semantic-based DDL based on comparative study of verb use between British & Japanese students    

(21) Atsushi Nakanishi (Kobe University)  The Use of Prepositions by Japanese Learners of English: From the Viewpoint of Sophisticated Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis   

(22) Masumi Narita (Tokyo International University)  Structural Distributions of Antecedents of the Anaphoric Demonstrative “This” in Academic Writing by Japanese and Native English Writers   

(23) Laurence Newbery-Payton, and Keiko Mochizuki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)  L1 Influence on Use of Tense/Aspect by Chinese and Japanese Learners of English

(24) Allan Nicholas, and John Blake (University of Aizu)  Annotating Pragmatic Errors in a Japanese Learner Corpus of English Emails   

(25) Pilar Valverde (Kansai Gaidai University)  CELEN, a corpus of Spanish in Japan for pedagogical purposes

(26) Jingxin Zhang (Kobe University)  Use of Japanese Onomatopoeia by Chinese Learners: A Longitudinal Analysis

(27) Xiao Jinlian, Deng Qi, Wang Szuhung, & Maiko Ishida (Kobe Univ Graduate Students) Using learner corpus for studies in foreign language teaching

Previous Conferences

LCSAW 3 (2017)
LCSAW 2 (2014)
LCSAW 1 (2013)

LCSAW 3 (2017)
+ Date: August 4, 2017
+ Venue: Centennial Hall, Kobe University
+ Theme: Collection, Analysis, and Evaluation of L2 Learner Speeches: Interface between English Learner Corpus Studies and Japanese Learner Corpus Studies
+ Conference Language: Japanese
+ Invited Speakers: Kumiko Sakoda (Japan), Rie Koizumi (Japan), Hiroyuki Yamauchi (Japan), Masumi Narita (Japan), Chiaki Iwai (Japan)
+ Conference Program: Here
+ Publications: Ishikawa, S. (Ed.). (2018). Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World Vol.3. Papers from LCSAW2017. Kobe, Japan: Kobe University. (450 pages).

+ Presented Papers at LCSAW2017

(1) Shin'ichiro ISHIKAWA   Design of the ICNALE Spoken Dialogue : For Studies of L2 Oral Production in Dialogues

(2) Rie KOIZUMI  Recent Studies on Speaking Assessment Using Paired and Group Oral Tasks

(3) Masumi NARITA  How We Can Foster Japanese EFL Learners' Writing Proficiency

(4) Chiaki IWAI  Practice and Effects of an Intercollegiate Oral Presentation and Performance (OPP) Event : Implications to Develop Learners' English Speaking Ability

(5) Kumiko SAKODA  How to build and to use the learners'oral/ written data, in the case of I-JAS? : An investigation of language transfer in I-JAS data, focusing on expressions of request

(6) Hiroyuki YAMAUCHI  Dialog-type Task in Japanese OPI : Mechanisms to Extract Utterances

(7) Yasutake ISHII  An Analysis of Phrasal Verbs Used by Japanese EFL Learners:Based on Spoken Learner Corpora and Authorized English Textbooks

(8) Kunihiko MIURA  A Longitudinal, Corpus-Based Analysis of Japanese EFL Learners' Development of English Verb Use

(9) Yuka ISHIKAWA, Tae ITO, Jun ASAI   What University Students Think about English Learning: The Influence of Learners' Proficiency, Sex,a nd Major Analysis of Corpus of English Essays on "My English Learning"Written by Engineering Students

(10) Atsushi NAKANISHI  An Analysis of Prepositional Phrases in Japanese Learners' Writing in English : Focusing on 3-word Clusters of "in", "on", "at

(11) Ikuko IJUIN, Kazuko KOMORI, Megumi OKUGIRI   An Analysis of Raters' Comments on Japanese Opinion Essay

(12) Hui-Wen CHIEN  The Usage of Japanese Subsidiary Verb -te simau -in the Utterances of L2 Learners : Compared with Japanese Native Speakers

(13) Hiroaki HATANO  An investigation of the linguistic features of B1 level of the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education. : An analysis based on the writing data by Japanese language learners

(14) Noriaki KINOSHITA   Acquisition ofl-adjectives by Chinese Learners of Japanese as a Second Language : An Attempt to Construct an Acquisition Model Based on the Longitudinal and the Cross-Sectional Data

(15) Jingxin ZHANG  Use of Onomatopoeia by Chinese Learners of Japanese Seen in the International Corpus of Japanese as a Second Language : A Study Based on Comparisons with Korean and English Learners of Japanese as well as Japanese Native Speakers

(16) Deng Qi  Use of Katakana Loan-words by Chinese Learners : An Analysis Based on the I-JAS

(17) Wnxin Li  The Study of the Collocation Errors Committed by Chinese Learners of Japanese and Their Causes : Perspectives on Image Schema

(18) Shilin Sui  A New Japanese Teaching Material for Advanced Japanese Language Learners : Based on Questionnaires to Learners and Comment Survey Result

(19) Xiao Tan   The Trials and Analysis of Data Collecting Under the Delayed Utterance Environment : The Use of the Function of Voice Message of WeChat

(20) Hideaki MORI  Method of Frequency Comparison According to the Level in Learner Corpus

At LCSAW 2017

Previous Conferences

LCSAW 2 (2014)
LCSAW 1 (2013)

LCSAW 2 (2014)
+ Date: May 31 to June 1, 2014
+ Venue: Centennial Hall, Kobe University
+ Theme: Development of L2 Speech Corpus
+ Conference Language: English
+ Invited Speakers: Dr. Tony McEnery (UK), Dr. Andrew Hardie (UK), Dr. Tomoko Kaneko (Japan)
+ Conference Program: Here
+ Publications: Ishikawa, S. (Ed.). (2014). Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World Vol.2. Papers from LCSAW2014. Kobe, Japan: Kobe University. (450 pages). 

+ Presented Papers at LCSAW2014

(1) Tony MCENERY, Richard XIAO   The Development of Corpus Linguistics in English and Chinese Contexts

(2) Andrew HARDIE   XML Encoding for Spoken Learner (and Other) Corpora ―A Modest Approach―

(3) Shin’ichiro ISHIKAWA   Design of the ICNALE-Spoken: A New Database for Multi-modal Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis

(4) Abdullah ALFAIFI, Eric ATWELL, Hedaya IBRAHEEM   Arabic Learner Corpus (ALC) v2 ―A New Written and Spoken Corpus of Arabic Learners―

(5) Kornwipa POONPON  Designing and Compiling an EFL Spoken Corpus for Assessment and Pedagogical Purposes

(6) Mariko KONDO, Hajime TSUBAKI, Takayuki KONISHI, Yoshinori SAGISAKA   Building and Analysis of Asian English Speech Corpus: Japanese Speakers’Phonemic Recognition of English Consonants

(7) Chen-huei WU, Chilin SHIH   A Design of the Spontaneous Chinese Learner Speech Corpus

(8) Michael BARLOW   Ordering of Elements in Learner Corpora

(9) Hao-jan CHEN   Uncovering Collocation Errors by Using Automatic Collocation Extraction and Comparison

(10) Zhao-Ming GAO   Automatically Identifying the Syntactic Criterial Features and Error Patterns in the LTTC Learner English Corpus

(11) Yuichiro KOBAYASHI, Mariko ABE   A Machine Learning Approach to the Effects of Writing Task Prompts

(12) Wangjie WANG   Building a Paraphrase Dataset for Language Learners: Paraphrase Extraction with Document Structure Model

(13) Ying ZHANG, Gaojie PENG   Chinese Adverb Processing in Japanese-to-Chinese Machine Translation

(14) Tomoko KANEKO   Relationship between Questions and Responses in LINDSEI Japanese Subcorpus Interviews

(15) Sylvain DETEY, Mariko KONDO, Isabelle RACINE, Yuji KAWAGUCHI  A Preliminary Investigation of /CC/ Clusters Acquisition by Japanese Learners ofFrench Using Oral Corpora ―Methodological Insights―

(16) Toshihiko UEMURA   Is VOICE a Good Role Model for English Users in Japan?

(17) Miharu FUYUNO, Yuko YAMASHITA, Yoshikiyo KAWASE, Yoshitaka NAKAJIMA   Analyzing Speech Pauses and Facial Movement Patterns in Multimodal Public Speaking Data of EFL Learners

(18) Yuka ISHIKAWA  Gender Differences in the ICNALE-Spoken Baby ― Who Uses Hesitators and Hedges?―

(19) Takumi ISHII   Assessing Lexical Diversity Measures in Short Second Language Production ―UsingJapanese EFL Essay Writing in the ICNALE―

(20) Reyhan AĞÇAM   Author Stance in Doctoral Dissertations of Native and Non-Native Speakers of  English ―A Corpus-Based Study on Epistemic Nouns―

(21) Inna BLYZNA   The Use and Misuse of the Aspect Form –teiru by Learners of Japanese as a SecondLanguage

(22) Wararat WHANCHIT   Persuasive Features in Reviews Written by EFL Students

(23) Ignace Yuan-peng FAN   A Corpus-Driven Study of the Use of Linking Adverbials Between Native Speakers and EFL Learners ―What is Missing?―

(24) M. Pınar BABANOĞLU   A Learner Corpus Investigation on the Use of Adverb Types in Academic Vocabulary

(25) Takashi OGATA, Koichi KAWAMURA   Asian Learners’ Use of Prepositions and -ly Adverbs ―A Study Based on the  ICNALE―

(26) Haixi GONG, Jianguo TIAN   A Corpus-based Study on Chinese EFL Learners’ Usage of Preposition from Coselection Theory

(27) Xin CHEN, Jianguo TIAN   Study on Collocational Framework of Chinese English Learners from the Perspective of Phraseology

(28) Daisuke ABE   A Comparison of Phrase Structures in Learner and Native English Writing

(29) Nozomi MIKI   Key Colligation Analysis of 10 Types of Asian Learner English and Two Types of Native English

(30) Simon COLE   Japanese Learners and the S-genitive: A Corpus-based Study

(31) Siti Aeisha JOHARRY   A Corpus-based Comparative Study on Malaysian Learners’ Writing

(32) Niño SANDIL  Re-investigating the Grammatical Features of Philippine English

At LCSAW2014

Previous Conferences

LCSAW 1 (2013)

LCSAW 1 (2013)
+ Date: March 23-24, 2013
+ Venue: Centennial Hall, Kobe University
+ Invited Speakers: Dr. Sylviane Granger (Belgium), Dr. Andy Kirkpatrick (Australia), Dr. Vincent Ooi (Singapore), Dr. Yukio Tono (Japan)
+ Conference Program: Here
+ Publications: Ishikawa, S. (Ed.). (2013). Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World Vol.1. Papers from LCSAW2013. Kobe, Japan: Kobe University. (300 pages). 

+ Presented Papers at LCSAW2013

(1) Sylviane GRANGER  The Passive in Learner English: Corpus Insights and Implications for  Pedagogical Grammar

(2) Andy KIRKPATRICK  The Asian Corpus of English: Motivation and Aims

(3) Vincent OOI  Lexical Priming and Asian Learners of English

(4) Yukio TONO  Exploring the ICNALE ―How to make the most of its design features―

(5) Shin’ichiro ISHIKAWA  The ICNALE and Sophisticated Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis of Asian  Learners of English

(6) Mariko ABE, Yuichiro KOBAYASHI, Masumi NARITA   Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques to Analyze the Writing of East Asian
Learners of English

(7) Yuka ISHIKAWA  Recurrent Word Clusters Used by Asian Learners―A Statistical Study of Differences―

(8) Satoshi INOUE, Erika MATSUSHITA, Ye CHEN, & Koichi KAWAMURA  Clustering of Asian Learners of English―A Study Based on the ICNALE―

(9) Roslina ABDUL AZIZ, Zuraidah MOHD DON   The be Verb Omissions among Advance L1-Malay ESL Learners―What Corpus-based Study Can Reveal―

(10) Shazila ABDULLAH, Noorzan Mohd. NOOR   Contrastive Analysis of the Use of Lexical Verbs and Verb-noun Collocations in
Two Learner Corpora―WECMEL vs. LOCNESS―

(11) Hiroki HANAMOTO   Intelligibility and Acceptability of Collocations from an EIL Perspective ―A Study Based on a Corpus of Speech by Japanese Learners of English ―

(12) Mayumi KAWAMURA, Daisuke YOKOMORI, Masanori SUZUKI, & Yasunari HARADA    Data Collection and Annotation of Relatively Spontaneous and Relatively
Extended Elicited Utterances by English Learners in Undergraduate Japanese Courses

(13) Peter John HASSALL   Comparative Lexical Frequency Analysis of East Asian and Middle Eastern Corpora: Motivated by the Extremely Short Story Competition [ESSC]

(14) Lan-fen HUANG   Pedagogical Implications of the Corpus-based Investigation of Discourse Markers

(15) Rafidah KAMARUDIN   A Corpus-based Study on the Use of Phrasal Verbs by Malaysian Learners of English: The Case of Particle up

(16) Custódio MARTINS, Mário PINHARANDA NUNES   L2 to L3 Transfer: Learner Corpora Analyses

(17) Naomi MATSUBARA   The ESSC as a Tool for Understanding Writers’ Lives and Society―Comparison of Young People in the United Arab Emirates and Japan
by Examining Each Country’s ESSC Stories―

At LCSAW 2013