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LSA as a measure of coherence in second language natural discourse

  title={LSA as a measure of coherence in second language natural discourse},
  author={Scott Andrew Crossley and Philip M. McCarthy and Tom Salsbury and Danielle S. McNamara},
This study explores Latent Semantic Analysis as a model of coherence relations in spoken discourse. Two studies were conducted on language data from six adult learners of English observed longitudinally for one year. The studies investigated whether LSA values increase as a function of time spent learning English and if there were links between negotiations for meaning and LSA values. Results show that LSA values increase significantly and that negotiations for meaning decrease significantly… Expand

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