The L2 learner corpus: reviewing its potential for the early stages of learning
Anglia Ruskin University
This chapter examines what use might realistically be made of a learner corpus in early L2 learning. It reports initial work with a corpus produced by multinational learners of Spanish as L2, taught in the same environment by the same teaching team. It examines the early acquisition of some core lexical items and provides indications from the corpus for the impact on acquisition of variables such as course materials and L1.