Anastasios Asimakopoulos

      Thank you @lihua. I guess most of us find corpora useful for writing instruction because the majority of corpora are written corpora; they are easier and most cost-efficient to design and compile compared to spoken corpora that require recording, automatic transcription, manual editing, tagging, etc. If you are interested in spoken corpora, there is MICASE (Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English) and BASE (British Academic Spoken English) as well as the BNC Lab by Lancaster University. MICASE platform is easy to figure out and BNC Lab comes with a concise manual; BASE will be easy to figure out too because we will be focussing on Sketch Engine, so you will be able to apply the same search skills.