About WRICLE

WRICLE stands for Written Corpus of Learner English. It is a corpus of essays written in English by Spanish University students in the Department of English at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. The corpus was collected and normalised by Paul Rollinson with data entry by Ivan Teomiro. The collection methodology follows that of the ICLE corpus.

The corpus was collected as part of the WOSLAC project (Research grant HUM2005-01728/FILO from the Spanish Ministry of Education: "The lexicon-syntax and discourse-syntax interfaces: Syntactic and pragmatic factors in the acquisition of L2 English and L2 Spanish").

The corpus is available for free, and can be downloaded from this website. There is also a search interface to retrieve sentences and clauses. The corpus currently has 750,00 words.