Expanding the Corpus and Repository of Writing: An Archive of Multilingual Writing in English


ACLS Digital Extension Grants




Fueled by a network of scholars and teacher-researchers, this project expands the content, reach, and research options for the Corpus & Repository of Writing (Crow;, the first web-based archive integrating a corpus of English texts produced by undergraduate, multilingual writers with a repository of resources used to write those texts. The open source tool currently supports research and teaching of writing—intertextuality, genre, linguistic variation—through its browser and API-based method, and a machine-learning tool for analyzing intertextuality is under development. As content expands to include heritage Spanish writers from the University of Arizona, a Hispanic-serving institution, this project also will employ a model of team-based mentoring to train underrepresented scholars and teachers from high schools and community colleges.