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Is academic language use a separate dimension in beginning writing?

Title: Is academic language use a separate dimension in beginning writing?: Evidence from Korean Children.
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Name(s): Kim, Young-Suk, author
Park, Chea Hyeong, author
Park, Younghee, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-10-01
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In the present study, we examined whether children’s use of academic language (vocabulary and connectives) were a dissociable dimension from quality and productivity dimensions of written composition, and how language and literacy predictors are related to various writing dimensions for beginning writers in Korean (N = 156). Results showed that academic vocabulary and connectives were better described as indicators of the substantive quality dimension, not a separate dimension. Children’s language and reading comprehension skills as well as spelling skill were uniquely related to the quality dimension of written composition. Children’s transcription skills such as spelling and handwriting automaticity were uniquely related to the productivity dimension of written composition. These results suggest that the extent to which children use academic language in written composition contributes to the quality aspect of written composition, and unique language and literacy predictors differ for different dimensions of written composition for Korean beginning writers.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460578723 (IID), 10.1016/j.lindif.2013.06.002 (DOI)
Keywords: Academic language, Literate language, Korean, Language and Literacy, Dimension, Writing
Preferred Citation: Kim, Y.-S., Park, C., & Park, Y. (2013). Is academic language use a separate dimension in begining writing? Evidence from Korean children. Learning and Individual Differences, 27, 8-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2013.06.002
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460578723
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Learning and Individual Differences.
Issue: vol. 27

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Kim, Y. -S., Park, C. H., & Park, Y. (2013). Is academic language use a separate dimension in beginning writing?: Evidence from Korean Children. Learning And Individual Differences. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460578723