Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation 2015
ISBN 978-967-13879-0-0

Building the Malaysian Corpus of Financial English (MaCFE)

Roslina Abdul Aziz, Noli Maishara Nordin, Mohd Rozaidi Ismail, Norzie Diana Baharum, Roslan Sadjirin,

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia


The paper describes the process involved in developing the Malaysian Corpus of Financial English (MaCFE); a specialized online corpus, which will contain a wide range of written texts obtained from various financial institutions in Malaysia. This corpus will also be the first sub-corpus to contribute to the development of the Malaysian Corpus of English for Specific Purposes. It is built using the corpus linguistics methodology involving four main research activities; (i) Digital Database Construction, (ii) Annotation, (iii) Web Interface Development and (iv) Data Web Release. Once completed the corpus will not only be an important source of reference for research, teaching, and learning of ESP in Malaysia, but it will also serve as a major resource for the training of future financial services professionals.


Corpus Linguistics, Specialized corpus, Financial English, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Malaysian Corpus of Financial English (MaCFE)

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