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The Writing Process: Are there any differences between boys' and girls' writing in English?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay studies the written performance of 43 Swedish junior high school students. Relative clauses, prepositional usage and subject-verb agreement are studied and analysed in order to see what and how many errors the students make and then finally to see if there is any difference in the performance of boys and girls. Previous research in the area has shown an advantage in favour of girls and this study confirmed this. Even though the differences were not marked, the girls performed better than the boys in the majority of the cases studied. The data further indicated that there is great variation within the gender groups as well as between them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
second language acquisition, gender differences, junior high school, learner language, written samples, corpus study, error analysis
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183526OAI: diva2:563175
Subject / course
Educational Sciences
Educational program
Masterprogram i utbildning och undervisning
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-10-31 Created: 2012-10-29 Last updated: 2012-10-31Bibliographically approved

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