CD-ROM Search Techniques of Novice End-Users : Is the English-asa-Second-Language Student at a Disadvantage ?

Abstract

This study compared the CD-ROM search techniques of 42 undergraduate native speakers (NS) of English with those of 34 undergraduate English-as-aSecond-Language (ESL) speakers in a controlled experiment. Native speakers were significantly more likely to use plural word forms when searching and to experiment with synonyms and alternative words to search for… (More)

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