Chinese University of Hong Kong & Dresden University of Technology / Belfast
As announced at ICAME37 in Hong Kong, during the winter 2016-2017, we have undertaken an extensive and wide-ranging questionnaire-based review of the International Corpus of English with each of the 27 national ICE teams as well as with some other interested parties. The aim of the review has been to take stock of the project and its development over the last 25 years, and to identify the best way forward for the next 25 years.
We completed our review by the late winter and circulated it among respondents. We made numerous recommendations for which we sought approval and agreement. The plenary will be the final stage of this process: it will present to the wider ICAME community the recommendations which will have been agreed within the ICE community.
Our plenary is thus an opportunity to set out the guidelines for second generation ICE corpora (ICE Corpora, Mark II), and to encourage anyone interested in undertaking a second generation ICE corpus to do so.