Using methods of statistical analysis, we investigate how semantic knowledge is acquired in English as a second language and evaluate the pace of development across a number of predicate types and content word combinations, as well as across the levels of language proficiency and native languages. Our exploratory study helps identify the most problematic areas for language learners with different backgrounds and at different stages of learning.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications: BEA12|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Sep 2018|
|Event||Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications: BEA12 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 8 Sep 2017 → 8 Sep 2017
|Workshop||Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications|
|Period||8/09/17 → 8/09/17|