The Corpus of Multilingual Opinion Essays by College Students (MOECS)
The Corpus of Multilingual Opinion Essays by College Students (MOECS) is a collection of essays by college students. This is open to any researchers only for a research purpose. The corpus includes essays of English (collected in Australia including international students with English as a first language background), Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese first language (L1), and English of Japanese learners, Japanese of English learners, Japanese of Korean learners, and Japanese of Taiwanese learners.
Project leader: Dr. Megumi Okugiri (University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo)
Time of compilation: 2007–2015
Language: English, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese
Number of texts/samples: 477 files
Funding: This work is primarily supported by (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (Grant Number 25370705, principal investigator Megumi Okugiri, co-investigators Kazuko Komori and Ikuko Ijuin, from April 2013 to March 2015) and Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (Grant Number 19720119, principal investigator Ikuko Ijuin).
Project home page: http://www.u-sacred-heart.ac.jp/okugiri/links/moecs/moecs.html
Reference line and copyright
Okugiri, M., Ijuin, I., Komori, K. 2015. The Corpus of Multilingual Opinion Essays by College Students. RETRIEVED from http://www.u-sacred-heart.ac.jp/okugiri/links/moecs/moecs.html
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Megumi Okugiri (University of the Sacred Heart), Ikuko Ijuin (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) and Kazuko Komori (Meiji University).
We are deeply grateful to Hideo Oka (Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo), Junko Mikuni (Bunka Gakuen University), Paul Rossiter (Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo), Tom Gally (the University of Tokyo), and Shin'ichiro Ishikawa (Kobe University), Claire Maree (University of Melbourne), Tomoko Aoyama (University of Queensland), Shimako Iwasaki (Monash University), Ikuko Nakane (University of Melbourne), Peter Ellerton (University of Queensland), Maki Yoshida (Graduate Student at University of Melbourne), Jae-ho Lee (Tsukuba University), Hiroyuki Noguchi (Nagoya University), Noriko Ataka, Tomomi Amakawa, Keiko Takahashi, Shuchang Lin (Yuan Ze University), Juhyoun Ro (Duksung Women’s University) and all participants for their support and insightful comments.
Freely available for download at http://www.u-sacred-heart.ac.jp/okugiri/links/moecs/links/download/download.html (registration required).
A part of data was originally collected for the Nihon Kankoku Taiwan-no Daigakusei-niyoru Nihongo Ikenbun Dēta Bēsu (The Database of Japanese Opinion Essays by Japanese/Korean/Taiwanese University Students), by Ikuko Ijuin of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
CoRD Entry submitted on December 14, 2016 by Professor Megumi Okugiri.
Information for the entry was edited by Ikuko Ijuin and Kazuko Komori.