This book explains the detectionbased approach to investigating crosslinguistic influence and illustrates the value of the approach through a collection of five empirical studies that use the approach to quantify, evaluate, and isolate the subtle and complex influences of learnersa nativelanguage backgrounds on their English writing.A total of 223 learner essays were selected, amounting to c. 50, 000 tokens per L1 group. The detailed breakdown of the learner corpus sample used here is presented in Table 5.1. The rather limited size of the corpus sample can be explainedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Approaching Language Transfer through Text Classification|
|Author||:||Scott Jarvis, Scott A. Crossley|
|Publisher||:||Multilingual Matters - 2012-03-14|