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Corrector de gramática para estudiantes autodidactas de inglés como lengua extranjera

Lawley, Jim and Martin, Ralph Robert 2006. Corrector de gramática para estudiantes autodidactas de inglés como lengua extranjera. Revista de Educacion (340) , pp. 1171-1191.

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Abstract

A Grammar Checker for Autonomous Students of English as a Foreign Language New technologies have greatly increased the opportunities for students of English as a foreign language (EFL) to receive input outside the classroom.At present, however, the only reliable source of corrective feedback on their compositions is a teacher.This article examines the extent to which computer programs can help lower-intermediate-level and intermediate level students of English as a foreign language (EFL) detect and correct mistakes in their written compositions. It notes that spelling-checkers give good results but that parser-based grammar checkers often mislead students. It describes the basis and operation of a new kind of grammar checker (the UNED Grammar Checker) which is based on a «search and match» paradigm. Preliminary studies, using a version of this program prepared for Spanish mother-tongue students,suggest that such a grammar checker may be more reliable and useful.The paper then discusses how an improved version of this grammar checker incorporating regular expressions could cover many more cases, while still giving a high level of reliability. If so, in time the absence of corrective feedback on free-form written production, currently probably the greatest problem facing language learners studying autonomously, will be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
P Language and Literature > PE English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grammar checker ; EFL ; Spanish mother-tongue ; autonomous study ; self-correction ; computer-assisted learning ; regular expressions ; incorrect sequences ; problem words
Publisher: Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte
ISSN: 0034-8082
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:53
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/5206

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