The Belgisches Deutschkorpus (Beldeko) contains 301 summaries (70,774 words) produced by L2 German students with L1 Dutch. The corpus texts were written by 115 students, majoring in German (CEFR level of B2-C1) at the University of Ghent in 2013 and 2014 and the University College Ghent (2013). The students digitally produced one summary based on two popular-scientific texts about a topic related to language variation in contemporary German (Kiezdeutsch, Mundartendebatte in der Schweiz, Viadrinisch, Varianten-Wörterbuch des Deutschen). The current version of the corpus was published in 2020.
The corpus consists of 301 texts L2 German texts written by students with L1 Dutch.
Carola Strobl, Helena Wedig
Strobl, Carola (2020). Beldeko Summary Corpus v1.0.0. Eurac Research CLARIN Centre. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12124/15.
Related research project(s)
Beldeko is currently being investigated by Helena Wedig. She analyses the use of cohesive devices in Beldeko in her PhD project “A corpus-based analysis of grammatical cohesion in L2 German: Insights into the effect of learners' native language on academic writing proficiency in a foreign language.”.