Paper: Considering The Effects Of Second Language Learning On Generation

ACL ID W96-0408
Title Considering The Effects Of Second Language Learning On Generation
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

In this paper we discuss how generation issues affect the design of a computer-assisted language learning tool designed to teach written English as a second language to deaf users of American Sign Language. We discuss a dual-component linguis- tic model that attempts to reflect the generation process of the learners. The first model compo- nent captures the influence of the first language on the acquisition of the second. The second model component captures the process of second lan- guage acquisition itself. The linguistic model helps the system identify errors along with their probable source(s). This information is crucial for effective correction. It is also useful in the response phase of the system to focus tutoring on the errors that are most benefi- cial to correct. In addition, th...