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Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time. / Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana; Lew, Robert; Roberts, Jonathan C.; Rees, Geraint; Sharma, Nirwan.

In: ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning, 10.08.2018.

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Frankenberg-Garcia, A, Lew, R, Roberts, JC, Rees, G & Sharma, N 2018, 'Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time', ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344018000150

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Frankenberg-Garcia, A., Lew, R., Roberts, J. C., Rees, G., & Sharma, N. (2018). Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time. ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344018000150

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Frankenberg-Garcia A, Lew R, Roberts JC, Rees G, Sharma N. 2018. Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time. ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344018000150

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Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana et al. "Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time". ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344018000150

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Frankenberg-Garcia A, Lew R, Roberts JC, Rees G, Sharma N. Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time. ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning. 2018 Aug 10. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344018000150

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Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana ; Lew, Robert ; Roberts, Jonathan C. ; Rees, Geraint ; Sharma, Nirwan. / Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time. In: ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning. 2018.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Developing a writing assistant to help EAP writers with collocations in real time

AU - Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana

AU - Lew, Robert

AU - Roberts, Jonathan C.

AU - Rees, Geraint

AU - Sharma, Nirwan

PY - 2018/8/10

Y1 - 2018/8/10

N2 - Corpora have given rise to a wide range of lexicographic resources aimed at helping novice users of academic English with their writing. This includes academic vocabulary lists, a variety of textbooks, and even a bespoke academic English dictionary. However, writers may not be familiar with these resources or may not be sufficiently aware of the lexical shortcomings of their emerging texts to trigger the need to use such help in the first place. Moreover, writers who have to stop writing to look up a word can be distracted from getting their ideas down on paper. The ColloCaid project aims to address this problem by integrating information on collocation with text editors. In this paper, we share the research underpinning the initial development of ColloCaid by detailing the rationale of (1) the lexicographic database we are compiling to support novice EAP users’ collocation needs and (2) the preliminary visualisation decisions taken to present information on collocation to EAP users without disrupting their writing. We conclude the paper by outlining the next steps in the research.

AB - Corpora have given rise to a wide range of lexicographic resources aimed at helping novice users of academic English with their writing. This includes academic vocabulary lists, a variety of textbooks, and even a bespoke academic English dictionary. However, writers may not be familiar with these resources or may not be sufficiently aware of the lexical shortcomings of their emerging texts to trigger the need to use such help in the first place. Moreover, writers who have to stop writing to look up a word can be distracted from getting their ideas down on paper. The ColloCaid project aims to address this problem by integrating information on collocation with text editors. In this paper, we share the research underpinning the initial development of ColloCaid by detailing the rationale of (1) the lexicographic database we are compiling to support novice EAP users’ collocation needs and (2) the preliminary visualisation decisions taken to present information on collocation to EAP users without disrupting their writing. We conclude the paper by outlining the next steps in the research.

KW - academic writing

KW - visualisation

KW - automatic feedback

KW - collocation

KW - corpora

KW - Lexicographic information

U2 - 10.1017/S0958344018000150

DO - 10.1017/S0958344018000150

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JO - ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning

JF - ReCALL: Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning

SN - 0958-3440

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