Qs: Syntactic Variables in Pupils' Writing by Computer
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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.
Bård Jensen (Mr)