Title
Fluency in writing : a multidimensional perspective on writing fluency applied to L1 and L2 Fluency in writing : a multidimensional perspective on writing fluency applied to L1 and L2
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Linguistics
Source (journal)
Computers and composition. - London
Volume/pages
38(2015) , p. 79-95
ISSN
8755-4615
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Some texts are easy to write, others are a real struggle. This article presents a brief review of how fluency has generally been measured in writing research. In addition to these traditional measures, we define a wide range of complementary measures that might be diagnostic of fluency, by taking also more process-related characteristics into account. These complementary measures are derived from keystroke logging data, which were collected from an experiment among 68 students who wrote two descriptive texts, one in their mother tongue and the other in their second language. By using correlation and principal component analyses, we have reduced the set of variables and created a new multidimensional model to better address the complexity of fluency in writing. This model consists of four dimensions: (a) production, (b) process variation, (c) revision, and (d) pause behavior. These four components together create a multidimensional perspective on writing, which enables us to differentiate between fluent and less fluent writers. Keywords Writing fluency; Keystroke logging; Cognitive processes; Multiple sources
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/d480df/128311.pdf
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