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ACE : Asian Corpus of English

Full Title : Investigating English Use in Brunei: Building and Researching a Corpus of English as a Lingua Franca

Project Number : UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(160)

Start Date : 1 June 2010

End Date : 31 May 2012

Project leader : Salbrina Sharbawi

Team members : Adrian Clynes, Alistair Wood, David Deterding, Liyana Ghani, Malai Ayla Surya Malai Hj Abdullah

Brief Outline

The ACE project is a multi-national research project investigating the nature of English as a Lingua Franca in Asia. It comprises teams from Hong Kong Institute of Education, Malaysia's University of Malaya, Singapore's National Institute of Education, the Philippines' Atteneo de Manila Univerisity and SEAMEO INNOTECH, Vietnam's SEAMEO RETRAC, and Russia's Far Eastern National University. Each team is recording and transcribing English conversational data produced by speakers from different East Asian countries.