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Query:   Understandability of Errors
Author:  Noriko Nakanishi (Hirokawa)
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Language Acquisition

Summary:   Dear Linguists, Thank you for your responses to the query and summary submitted on Aug.26 in Linguist 15.2394 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-2394.html#2) and Aug.30 in Linguist 15.2412 (http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-2412.html). Listed below is the statistical data on the understandability of error sentences, judged by 321 respondents (Native speakers of English=121, Japanese=106, Others=94). The 60 sentences were judged according to the 5-scale understandability levels (?1=very easy? to ?5= very difficult?), thus the smaller the means of evaluation, the easier the error sentences were judged to be. The means, and standard deviations (SD) of the 60 sentences are listed according to the degree of understandability, ?the easiest sentence? on top and the ?most difficult sentence? at the bottom.

LL Issue: 15.3596
Date Posted: 23-Dec-2004


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