THE PURPOSE OFTHIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING BILINGUAL TEXT ANALYSIS SOFTWARE AS A TOOL TO ASSIST IN TEACHING ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS TO NON -NATIVE SPEAKERS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1868
Amount: $30,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Emerson & Stern Associates
10150 Sorrento Valley Rd, Suite 210, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. SANDRA E. HUTCHINS
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Business Contact
 Dr. Sandra E. Hutchins
Title: Investigator
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PURPOSE OFTHIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING BILINGUAL TEXT ANALYSIS SOFTWARE AS A TOOL TO ASSIST IN TEACHING ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS TO NON -NATIVE SPEAKERS. SINCE SPANISH IS THE VATIVE LANGUAGE PREDOMINANTLY SPOKEN BY STUDENTS ENROLLED IN BILINGUAL PRL PROGRAMS IN GRADES 1-12 IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA, IT HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE TARGET LANGUAGE IN PHASE I. THIS EFFORT WILLADAPT COMPUTER SOFTWARE ORIGINALLY PRODUCED TO ANALYZE TEXT WRITTEN BY NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS TO INCORPORATE THE TYPES OF SPELLING AND INTACTICAL ERRORS MADE BY THOSE WITH A SPANISH LANGUAGE BACKGROUND. WE WILL EXAMINE APPLICATIONS OOF THIS SOFTWARE IN CLASSROOMS USING KRASHEN'S NATURAL APPROACH AND IN THOSE USING THE OCGNITIVE METHOD, AND DETERMINE WHAT FEATURES THE PROGRAM MUST DISPLAY TO BE USEFEFUL IN VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS.

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