AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Fairy Tales and ESL Texts: An Analysis of Linguistic Features Using the Gramulator
Rachel M. Rufenacht, Philip M. McCarthy, Travis A Lamkin

Last modified: 2011-03-20


Using the Gramulator, we analyzed the linguistic features of ESL texts and fairy tales. Our goal was to determine if fairy tales had the potential to be used as reading material for English language learners. The results of our analyses suggest that there are significant similarities between fairy tales and ESL texts, but that differences lie in the content of the text types with fairy tales appearing significantly more narrative in style and ESL texts appearing more expository.

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