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Data Exploration of Sentence Structures and Embellishments in German texts: Comparing Children’s Writing vs Literature

  • It is of interest to study sentence construction for children’s writing in order to understand grammatical errors and their influence on didactic decisions. For this purpose, this paper analyses sentence structures for various age groups of children’s writings in contrast to text taken from children’s and youth literature. While valency differs little between text type and age group, sentence embellishments show some differences. Both use of adjectives and adverbs increase with age and book levels. Furthermore books show a larger use thereof. This work presents one of the steps in a larger ongoing effort to understand children’s writing and reading competences at word and sentence level. The need to look at variable from non-variable features of sentence structures separately in order to find distinctive features has been an important finding.

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Author:Rémy Lavalley, Kay Berkling
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 12th edition of the KONVENS conference
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2014/10/23
Release Date:2014/10/23
Tag:NLP for user-generated content
GND Keyword:Computerlinguistik
First Page:241
Last Page:247
PPN:Link zum Katalog
Institutes:Fachbereich III / Informationswissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Collections:KONVENS 2014 / Proceedings of the 12th KONVENS 2014
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0