Assessing writing with the tool for the automatic analysis of lexical sophistication (TAALES)

Scott A. Crossley, Kristopher Kyle

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Abstract

Tool: Tool for the Automatic Analysis of Lexical Sophistication (TAALES). Tool Purpose: To calculate a wide range of classic and newly developed indices of lexical sophistication (e.g., frequency, range, academic register, concreteness and familiarity, psycholinguistic word properties, and semantic network norms). Key Premise: Lexical sophistication features are strong predictors of writing quality in both first language (L1) and second language (L2) contexts. Research Connections: Inspired by Coh-Metrix but developed to improve on the limitations of the Coh-Metric tool. Limitations: Does not examine accuracy of lexical use or words not available in selected databases. Future Developments: Continue to add lexical databases as they become available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalAssessing Writing
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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