The Generation 1.5 Project
The Generation 1.5 project was launched in 2006 by a small group of researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) English Language Institute (ELI). We are collecting texts from writers who are just starting their academic careers at the university, specifically 1st and 2nd year undergraduates, who speak a variety of Korean or Chinese at home. Ultimately, the aim of this data collection is to provide an empirical basis for developing recommendations for writing/language instruction specialized for the Generation 1.5 group.
MICASE is a collection of nearly 1.8 million words of transcribed academic speech from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
MICUSP is a collection of around 830 A and A- graded papers (roughly 2.6 million words) from a range of disciplines across four academic divisions.
The JSCC is a collection of transcripts from an academic conference held in honour of John Swales in June 2006, totaling around 100,000 words.
A project that aims to better understand and support the instructional needs of international student writers and Generation 1.5 writers.
Information about our research activities and training we provide in corpus analysis