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In: Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research
In: Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research

Abstract

This chapter describes the repair strategies of writers who have started using speech recognition systems for writing business texts. It brings together the oral and the written representation of the text. This characteristic of the new writing context created by voice recognition is the central starting point of the chapter. The chapter describes a case study in which writing strategies related to repairs are explored, and the relation between the use of writing modes and the repair behaviour is described. It describes the repair strategies of two writers with different dictating experience. The chapter confirms the potential hybrid character of speech recognition as a writing mode, since it combines characteristics of both classical dictating and keyboard based word processing. It better describes the interaction with the 'text produced so far', and evaluates the cognitive load caused by imperfect representations.

In: Writing and Digital Media
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Writing and Cognition
Writing is central to the functioning of developed societies. However, the psychological processes that allow us to transform complex ideas into language and express them on paper or computer screen are poorly understood. Writing and Cognition goes some way towards remedying this. It describes new and diverse work both by field leaders and by newer researchers exploring the complex relationships between language, the mind, and the environments in which writers work. Chapters range in focus from a detailed analysis of single-word production to the writing of whole texts. They explore the basic processes involved in writing, the effects of writing on thought and how these vary across different educational and workplace contexts.