Preliminary lexicometric analyses on Nulla dies sine linea experiment

Journal title CADMO
Author/s Francesco Agrusti
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/2
Language Italian Pages 28 P. 13-40 File size 176 KB
DOI 10.3280/CAD2014-002003
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The purpose of the research project Nulla dies sine linea was to identify some trends in handwriting practices of primary school students over a period of about four months. The article presents the preliminary lexicometric and descriptive analyses carried out on the set of texts collected, that formed a corpus of approximately 1,807,836 characters, corresponding to 393,696 words. First, a description of the architecture of the lexicon (such as the corpus, graphemes, words, etc.) is provided, both from a general point of view, and from the specific aims of the research project (i.e. in relation to the background variables). Finally, major results are presented.

Keywords: Handwriting, primary school, lexicometric analysis, composition, background variables.

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Francesco Agrusti, Prime analisi lessicometriche sull’esperimento Nulla dies sine linea in "CADMO" 2/2014, pp 13-40, DOI: 10.3280/CAD2014-002003