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LINGUIST List 18.3171

Mon Oct 29 2007

Qs: Syntactic Variables in Pupils' Writing by Computer

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Message 1: Syntactic Variables in Pupils' Writing by Computer
Date: 28-Oct-2007
From: Bard Jensen <bard.jensenhihm.no>
Subject: Syntactic Variables in Pupils' Writing by Computer
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Dear Linguists,

I am currently working on a doctoral project whose aim it is to investigate
how syntactic features of pupils' writings are affected by their using a
word processor on a P.C. as opposed to writing by hand. I am collecting a
parallel corpus of texts written in a school context and will study these
with quantitative methods.

I have found very few references to work on syntactic effects of writing
mode, whether in a school context or not, and am interested in any such
references and indeed in contact with others working on similar projects.
My project addresses Norwegian pupils writing in Norwegian, but any
language would be relevant.

Thank you,

Bård Jensen (Mr)

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics



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