Observing Writing

Insights from Keystroke Logging and Handwriting


Observing writing: Insights from Keystroke Logging and Handwriting is a timely volume appearing twelve years after the Studies in Writing volume Computer Keystroke Logging and Writing (Sullivan & Lindgren, 2006). The 2006 volume provided the reader with a fundamental account of keystroke logging, a methodology in which a piece of software records every keystroke, cursor and mouse movement a writer undertakes during a writing session. This new volume highlights current theoretical and applied research questions in keystroke logging and handwriting research that observes writing. In this volume, contributors from a range of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, modern languages, and education, present their research that considers the cognitive and socio-cultural complexities of writing texts in academic and professional settings.

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Eva Lindgren, Ph.D. (2005), Umeå University, Sweden is Professor in Language Teaching and Learning specializing in computer keystroke logging, and writing in multilingual and Indigenous contexts. She has published widely on these topics and other aspects of language teaching and learning.

Kirk P.H. Sullivan, Ph.D. (1992), Southampton University, Ed.D. (2010), Bristol University, is Professor of Linguistics at Umeå University, Sweden. He has published many articles on Indigenous writing, computer keystroke logging, and other aspects of educational linguistics.

Contributors are Michelle Aldridge-Waddon, Rui A. Alves, Veerle Baaijen, Hélène-Sarah Bécotte-Boutin, Esther Odilia Breuer, Gilles Caporossi, Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen, Lise Fontaine, Johan Frid, David Galbraith, Joachim Grabowski, Alain Hertz, Ha Hoang, Roger Johansson, Victoria Johansson, Yvonne Knospe, José Paulo Leal, Christophe Leblay, Mariëlle Leijten, Teresa Limpo, Eva Lindgren, Markus Linnemann, Anita Malmqvist, Hanna Outakoski, Daniel Perrin, Elke Peters, Sven Strömqvist, Kirk PH Sullivan, Gulay Tiryakioglu, Eric Van Horenbeeck, Luuk Van Waes, Ingela Valfridsson, Lieven Verschaffel, Sebastian Wallot, Åsa Wengelin, and Asbjørg Westum.
"Overall, these concluding notes, as well as the book as a whole, show great potential of development for what has proven to be a fast-growing, exciting area of research."
-Marco Condorelli, University of Central Lancashire, in Written Language and Literacy, Volume 22:1 (2019)
Figures and Tables Notes on Contributors
Researching Writing with Observational Logging Tools from 2006 to the PresentEva Lindgren, Yvonne Knospe and Kirk PH Sullivan
1 Combining Keystroke Logging with Other Methods: towards an Experimental Environment for Writing Process ResearchÅsa Wengelin, Johan Frid, Roger Johansson and Victoria Johansson
2 Using HandSpy to Study Writing in Real Time: a Comparison between Low- and High-Quality Texts in Grade 2Rui A. Alves, José Paulo Leal and Teresa Limpo
3 Analysing Keystroke Logging Data from a Linguistic PerspectiveMariëlle Leijten, Eric Van Horenbeeck and Luuk Van Waes
4 Writing and Rewriting: the Coloured Numerical Visualization of Keystroke LoggingHélène-Sarah Bécotte, Gilles Caporossi, Alain Hertz and Christophe Leblay
5 Empowering Automated Writing Evaluation with Keystroke LoggingEvgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen
6 Progression Analysis: Working with Large Data Corpora in Field Research on WritingDaniel Perrin
7 A Tutorial Introduction to Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA) for Keystroke Logging DataSebastian Wallot and Joachim Grabowski
8 Fluency in L1 and FL Writing: an Analysis of Planning, Essay Writing and Final RevisionEsther Odilia Breuer
9 The Effect of L2 Proficiency Level on Composing Processes of EFL Learners: Data from Keystroke Loggings, Think Alouds and QuestionnairesGulay Tiryakioglu, Elke Peters and Lieven Verschaffel
10 Metaphorical Language in Second Language Learners’ Texts: Additional Baggage of the Writing Journey?Ha Hoang
11 Observing Writing and Website Browsing: Swedish Students Write L3 GermanYvonne Knospe, Kirk PH Sullivan, Anita Malmqvist and Ingela Valfridsson
12 Using Keystroke Logging to Capture the Impact of Cognitive Complexity and Typing Fluency on Written Language ProductionMichelle Aldridge and Lise Fontaine
13 Aligning Keystrokes with Cognitive Processes in WritingDavid Galbraith and Veerle M. Baaijen
14 Anticipation of Audience during WritingMarkus Linnemann
15 Revising at the Leading Edge: Shaping Ideas or Clearing up NoiseEva Lindgren, Asbjørg Westum, Hanna Outakoski and Kirk PH Sullivan
CodaSven Strömqvist
Index Author Index
All interested in current writing studies. Students, include teacher education students, practitioners working with writing, and anyone interesting in how writing can be observed.
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