In my current PhD research, I use large-scale corpora to examine how similarity between learners’ native language and their target foreign language affects the way they learn the vocabulary of the foreign language.
Shatz, I. (2020). Refining and modifying the EFCAMDAT: Lessons from creating a new corpus from an existing large-scale English learner language database. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, 6(2), 220-236.
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Shatz, I. (2017). Native language influence during second language acquisition: A large-scale learner corpus analysis. Proceedings of the Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSLRF 2016) (pp. 175–180). Hiroshima, Japan: Japan Second Language Association.
Shatz, I. (2015). Using gamification and gaming in order to promote risk taking in the language learning process. Proceedings of the 13th Annual MEITAL National Conference (pp. 227–232). Haifa, Israel: Technion.