Adolescents and Verb Spelling: The Impact of Gender and Educational Track on Rule Knowledge and Linguistic Attitudes

Authors

  • Hanne Surkyn University of Antwerp
  • Dominiek Sandra
  • Reinhild Vandekerckhove

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51751/dujal10932

Keywords:

verb spelling errors, rule knowledge, spelling attitudes, gender, education

Abstract

The present paper examines the effect of adolescents’ gender and educational profile on their knowledge of the Dutch verb spelling rules and spelling attitudes. A two-part survey was conducted among 451 Flemish students from different educational tracks. We conducted this survey in order to complement our previous research in which we observed social patterns in adolescents’ verb spelling errors on social media (Author et al., XXXX; Author et al., XXXX, Author et al., XXXX). Our results reveal that girls and theoretically oriented students care most about correct verb spelling. Moreover, theoretically oriented students have a better knowledge of the verb spelling rules. This survey provides additional evidence for the interpretation of the social patterns in our corpus research on Dutch verb spelling errors.

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Published

2022-09-12

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Surkyn, H., Sandra, D., & Vandekerckhove, R. (2022). Adolescents and Verb Spelling: The Impact of Gender and Educational Track on Rule Knowledge and Linguistic Attitudes. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 11. https://doi.org/10.51751/dujal10932

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