Modeling the Acquisition of English: An Intelligent CALL Approach ⋆
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In this paper, we present a methodology for the development of a user model for CALL which captures various levels of language acquisition using individualized overlays supported with stereotypes. Our current focus is the empirical analysis of the order of written English grammatical structure acquisition in our learner population used to develop stereotype layers in our model.
KeywordsUser Modeling Relative Clause Language Acquisition American Sign Parse Tree
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