Modelling semantic acquisition in second language learning

Ekaterina Kochmar, Ekaterina Shutova
2017 Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications  
Using methods of statistical analysis, we investigate how semantic knowledge is acquired in English as a second language and evaluate the pace of development across a number of predicate types and content word combinations, as well as across the levels of language proficiency and native languages. Our exploratory study helps identify the most problematic areas for language learners with different backgrounds and at different stages of learning.
doi:10.18653/v1/w17-5033 dblp:conf/bea/KochmarS17 fatcat:dvueplps2zdjlapq4vqfg34iy4