RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora
The collection of RCPCE profession-specific corpora is developed by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE), Department of English and Communication of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It contains real-life texts, discourses and genres collected from different professional communities and contexts in Hong Kong. It also contains two corpora of research/journal articles published in high impact journals of up to 39 disciplines.
Professionals, researchers, teachers, students and other language users can leverage these language resources to enhance their language proficiency and professional communicative competencies.
Click here for the list of publications by users of RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora.
If there are questions, please contact our Project Associate Dr Amos Yung (amos.yung[at]polyu.edu.hk).
The computer software used to search the corpora is ConcGramOnline© designed and written by Chris Greaves. A newer revision was developed by RCPCE in early 2019 for searching across multiple sub-corpora. You can search for a word, or a phrase, or an additional word or phrase in combination with your search word or phrase, and find examples of contextual use in concordances.
In addition to the software ConcGramOnline©, the centre developed a part-of-speech tag search software in 2017. Our corpora were tagged with Penn Treebank part-of-speech tag set by Stanford POS Tagger. The search engine can search for any n-grams and skipgrams with a specific part-of-speech in a corpus.
Click here for tutorial on how to use the ConcGramOnline©
Click here for tutorial on how to use the part-of-speech search
Learning English with RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora
Dr Sal Consoli*, prepared a number of worksheets that target secondary school leavers and university students in the first year who wish to practise their English skills for academic purposes. These worksheets may be used by teachers and students alike. The design of these worksheets encourages users to engage with a range of corpora from RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora through various tasks which, in turn, stimulate the enhancement of several academic skills (e.g., group work, first author writing, vocabulary building).
Click below links to download these worksheets.
*Dr Sal Consoli is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of English and Communication of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also a member of RCPCE.
Concgrams, ConcGram© and ConcGramCore
Please click here to learn more about concgramming, the ConcGram software or to download a free copy of ConcGramCore software that can search concgrams in your corpus automatically.
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Last updated on 15 September, 2020