ERIC Number: EJ465587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The Design of an Automatic Analysis Program for L2 Text Research: Necessity and Feasibility.
Ferris, Dana R.
Journal of Second Language Writing, v2 n2 p119-29 May 1993
Using data from a large second-language (L2) text analysis (160 texts, 62 variables) in which automatic analysis was not used, it is demonstrated that a computer program designed for first-language texts is not accurate enough to capture completely the structures used by L2 writers. Suggestions are offered for an L2 text analysis program. (17 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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