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The Effect of Language in Idea Generation on Academic Texts
Beschreibung:

This project examines whether the choice of language used for generating ideas (L1 or target language English) has an influence on the quality of academic writing. Writing samples were collected from eight EFL students in Iran based on six writing prompts eliciting texts of approximately 160 words each. In a balanced design, the students produced texts for each of the six prompts either in the L1 (Persian) or the L2 (English) condition. In a first phase the focus is on the incidence of errors. The errors were identified by means of the Scope-Substance Error Taxonomy (Dobric & Sigott, 2014; Sigott, Cesnik & Dobric, 2016). The data were analysed for sigificant differences in the error incidence between the two language conditions. In a second phase the performances could be submitted to a rating procedure in order to quantify aspects of text which are not captured by the error taxonomy.

Schlagworte: writing research, error taxonomy, process writing, role of language in idea generation
Kurztitel: Effect of Language Choice in Pre-writing
Zeitraum: 01.02.2017 - 31.12.2020
Kontakt-Email: guenther.sigott@aau.at
Homepage: https://www.aau.at/en/language-testing-centre/

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Kategorisierung

Projekttyp laufender Arbeitsschwerpunkt
Förderungstyp Sonstiger
Forschungstyp
  • Grundlagenforschung
  • Angewandte Forschung
Sachgebiete
  • 101018 - Statistik
  • 602007 - Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft
  • 602008 - Anglistik
  • 503029 - Sprachlehrforschung
Forschungscluster
  • Bildungsforschung
Genderrelevanz Genderrelevanz nicht ausgewählt
Projektfokus
  • Science to Science (Qualitätsindikator: n.a.)
Klassifikationsraster der zugeordneten Organisationseinheiten:
Arbeitsgruppen
  • Angewandte Linguistik

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