Grammatiskt stöd för personer utan funktionell skrift - en språkteknologisk tillämpning
Grammatical performance constitutes a special challenge for individuals who communicate with complementary and alternative strategies, such as communications boards. The output messages are often characterized by single-symbol utterances and incomplete sentence construction. Improved and expanded grammatical output would provide the writer with a greater possibility of communicating beyond here and now, and facilitate more independent communication. Further, it would also be helpful if the output messages could be interpreted and transferred by an automatic symbol-to-text converter and thus be communicated to a remote reader, for example an e-mail receiver.
In this seminar I will present a study that offers a method for applying compensatory writing support to promote grammatical correctness and investigates its role as a training tool. The hypothesis is that training with a specific piece of software, called Grammar-Guided Writing (GGW), will improve grammatical competence and be reflected in expanded grammar use during conversational communication and dictated sentences.