thank you all! i mean to find professional argumentative essays written by native speaker, argumentative essays in Locess are written by college students who are not professinal writers but novice writer.
As ym mentions the Potsdam Commentary Corpus, i wonder is it reliable now that it is a german newspaper editorial corpus not native corpus. Could you give me more information? Thank you again!
Thanks a lot，Dr.Xiao. i have managed to find the FLOB in corpus4u.com, but i can not concord what i want,,such asagentless passives with tagged corpus. i wonder how to concord with tagged corpus in FLOB? would you kindly help me? thank you again!
The Potsdam Commentary Corpus
The corpus consists of 173 texts (2195 sentences, 32962 tokens) of German newspaper commentaries taken from the online issue of the "Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung" and is partially annotated with a range of different types of linguistic information.
Part-of-Speech tags following the "Stuttgart-Tübingen-Tagset" (STS 1999)
Rhetorical relations of the 'Rhetorical Structure Theory' (MT 1988)
Information structural notions such as Topic-Comment, Theme-Rheme and Cognitive Status
The corpus is available for research purposes upon request. Please send email to stede A.T. ling.uni-potsdam.de if you are interested.
thank you,ym! " The Potsdam Commentary Corpus " does not seem to be written by english native speakers. would you kindly provide me with a corpus of native professional argumentative essays? thanks again!