Approaching Language Transfer Through Text Classification: Explorations in the Detectionbased Approach

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Scott Jarvis, Scott A. Crossley
Multilingual Matters, Mar 14, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 189 pages
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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 learners’ nativelanguage backgrounds on their English writing.
 

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Contents

Detecting L2 Writers L1s on the Basis of Their Lexical Styles
34
Exploring the Role of nGrams in L1 Identification
71
Detecting the First Language of Second Language Writers Using
106
Error Patterns and Automatic L1 Identification
127
The Comparative and Combined Contributions of nGrams
154
Methods Theories
178
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Scott Jarvis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University. His work focuses on crosslinguistic influence and lexical diversity, with a special emphasis on methodological problems and solutions. Among his better-known works

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