Corpus of Galician texts written by students in the academic field. Tool for the analysis of written competence in Galician

Team members: 
Xosé Antonio Fernández Salgado
Bieito Silva Valdivia
Iria del Río Gayo
Maarten Janssen
Catarina Magro
María López Sández

The project Corpus de textos galegos escritos por estudantes no ámbito académico. Ferramenta para a análise da competencia escrita en lingua galega aims to compile a corpus of texts written by students in Galician, and thus allow for better understanding of the processes of academic text-writing in Galician language.

In its initial phase, the corpus will be made up of 1000 essays prepared by second-year high school students in Galicia in the framework of the Galician Language and Literature exam of the Baccalaureate Assessment test for University Access (ABAU by its Galician initials). One of the interests of the project is to show the main difficulties that students face when writing an academic text in Galician, both those related to language correction and those related to textual composition. For this reason, all forms and sequences that reveal these difficulties will be conveniently identified and annotated for easy recovery through different pathways. Other resources will also be labeled with the aim of promoting and facilitating research on textual grammar in Galician. On the other hand, users will be able to track students’ process of text composition, as the resource, which will be freely accessible online, will allow researchers to view not only final versions proposed by students but also any additions or corrections made by text authors throughout the composition of texts.

Execution date: 
2019 to 2022
Funded by: 
FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades – Agencia Estatal de Investigación/ Proxecto PGC2018-096069-B-I00.
In 2018 the corpus was funded through an Agreement with the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria.