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LINGUIST List 23.1420

Tue Mar 20 2012

Books: Approaching Language Transfer through Text Classification: Jarvis, Crossley (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>


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Date: 15-Mar-2012
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Approaching Language Transfer through Text Classification: Jarvis, Crossley (Eds)
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Title: Approaching Language Transfer through Text Classification
Subtitle: Explorations in the Detection-based Approach
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847696977

Editor: Scott H. Jarvis
Editor: Scott A. Crossley
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847696984 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847696984 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847696977 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847696977 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

Recent work has pointed to the need for a detection-based approach to transfer
capable of discovering elusive crosslinguistic effects through the use of human
judges and computer classifiers that can learn to predict learners' language
backgrounds based on their patterns of language use. This book addresses that
need. It details the nature of the detection-based approach, discusses how this
approach fits into the overall scope of transfer research, and discusses the few
previous studies that have laid the groundwork for this approach. The core of
the book consists of five empirical studies that use computer classifiers to
detect the native-language affiliations of texts written by foreign language
learners of English. The results highlight combinations of language features that
are the most reliable predictors of learners' language backgrounds.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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