Project

Assessing the impact of machine translation on L2 learners’ writing process and language learning

Duration
01 January 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language acquisition
    • Writing systems
  • Natural sciences
    • Natural language processing
  • Social sciences
    • Second language learning
Keywords
Second language acquisition machine translation writing research
 
Project description

Second language (L2) learners often use machine translation (MT) tools during composition writing. This study wants to investigate the effect of this usage on their writing and learning process. On the one hand, related research suggests that MT use stimulates L2 learners to focus more on global textual concerns. On the other, using MT may negatively impact the learning process.