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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Qi
dc.contributor.authorMin, Ge
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-30T13:43:25Z
dc.date.available2019-09-30T13:43:25Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-20
dc.identifier.citationZhang, Q. & Min, G. (2019). Chinese Writing Composition Among CFL Learners: A Comparison Between Handwriting and Typewriting. Computers and Composition, 54, 102522.en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2019.102522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/622659
dc.description.abstractSituated in the context of CFL (Chinese as a foreign language), the current study examines and compares texts produced by twelve pre-intermediate CFL learners using both pen-and-paper and the pinyin input system. The participants were also invited for interviews to investigate their attitudes towards handwriting and typewriting. Because of the ease of use of the pinyin input system, CFL learners tend to prefer it over writing by hand when composing lengthy texts. Based on the evaluations of fifteen professional CFL teachers, the typewritten texts were rated higher than the handwritten ones. Using the self-report empathy test, there was no significant correlation between an evaluator’s empathy and his/her rating for the texts, whether composed by hand or with pinyin input. Pedagogically, typewriting might better assist Chinese language learning after handwriting has been introduced and practised among non-beginner CFL learners. The empathy effect on handwriting reported in previous literature is not found in the study. The study goes beyond the factors influencing typewriting and typewritten essays, to encourage future research investigating when to introduce computer-based writing and how it would best assist in language learning.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755461518300616?via%3Dihuben_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.titleChinese writing composition among CFL learners: A comparison between handwriting and typewritingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalComputers and Compositionen_US
dc.date.accepted2019-07-01
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2019.102522en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-20
rioxxterms.publicationdate2019-09-20
dc.dateAccepted2019-07-01
dc.date.deposited2019-09-30en_US


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