How can I analyse the complexity of texts?

EnglishGrammar.Pro has the only CEFR grammar profiler on the internet, and it can profile vocabulary like other profiling tools too.  Not only can it quickly analyze the complexity of your text, but it also links the highlighted grammar to more corpus-based examples.  In this way, it tells you about the grammar and vocabulary that go together most often (colligation) to help learners become very good English users or pros. That language information can also be accessed through the links above ‘A1-C2’ (beginner to advanced).  


English Grammar Profile

Firstly, this website is a place for sharing English grammar research. We are expanding the English Grammar Profile (EGP) for teachers and learners of the English language. The EGP is a wonderful resource that describes what English learners can do at various points of their progress. However, learners require more help from teachers so they can benefit from it. This is where English Grammar Pro develops its findings further.

English structures for the Guru

Next, we are sharing the stuff which teachers don’t see. That is the ability for them to do their own grammar searches on their texts. Each grammar point presented here will contain a regular expression to find forms tagged with Lancaster University’s CLAWS 7 tagset. This is used by corpora like iWeb corpus, and the automatic tagger can tag your own texts too.  In addition to expanding the EGP grammar structures in expert corpora, we will now be confirming the levels of the grammar given by the EGP in other large learner corpora.  The University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute Corpus (PELIC) provides yet more real evidence of the types of language students produce in writing classes, and the Trinity Lancaster Corpus (TLC) gives us examples of what students can do in speaking tests.

The language information is free

Finally, in the same spirit of shared research you can find in the links above, it is the goal of this website to further partake in such noble endeavours. If you have suggestions for other related project ideas, please leave a comment on any page and admin will get back to you.


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