The Uppsala Student English Corpus (USE)
The Uppsala Student English Corpus (USE) [Electronic resource]
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The corpus consists of 1,489 essays written by 440 Swedish university students of English at three different levels, the majority in their first term of full-time studies. The total number of words is 1,221,265, which means an average essay length of 820 words. The most typical essay, from the first term, is somewhat shorter, averaging 777 words.
Axelsson, Margareta Westergren. 2000. 'USE-The Uppsala Student English Corpus: An instrument for needs analysis'. ICAME Journal 24, 155-7. Available online at http://icame.uib.no/ij24/use.pdf
Axelsson, Margareta Westergren. 1999. 'Project USE (Uppsala Student English)'. ASLA Information 25:2, 25-6.
Student data available on MS Excel file as well as manual on corpus.