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ERIC Number: EJ747741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-3743
Revising in Two Languages: A Multi-Dimensional Comparison of Online Writing Revisions in L1 and FL
Stevenson, Marie; Schoonen, Rob; de Glopper, Kees
Journal of Second Language Writing, v15 n3 p201-233 Dec 2006
It has frequently been claimed that, in foreign language writing, attention to linguistic processes inhibits attention available for higher level conceptual processing [e.g., Chenoweth & Hayes, 2001; Whalen & Menard, 1995]. This study examines this hypothesis for foreign language revision processes by comparing online revisions made by 22 Dutch junior high school writers when producing computer-written texts in Dutch and English (FL). This comparison is made using a multi-dimensional revision taxonomy. The study combines the use of think-aloud and keystroke-logging techniques. The relationship between different types of revisions and text quality is also considered. The results indicate that, although revisions made to linguistic elements were more frequent in FL, there was little evidence that students' higher level revision processes were inhibited in FL writing. Little relationship was found between revision frequencies and text quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands