Linguistically Diverse 1st Year University Students’ Problems with Machine Translation over the Three Academic Years
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
In this article, the term linguistically diverse students is used to refer to “students whose first language is other language than
Latvian. The scientific data collected by the author are from 2013/2014 academic year until 2015/2016 academic year (3 academic
years). Machine translation technology is constantly being applied by linguistically diverse students, but a machine cannot assess
whether a sentence sounds good or bad. Motivation is a powerful force in second-language learning. The aim of the research is to
find out how to solve linguistically diverse 1st year university students’ problems with machine translation. Educational support
and motivation enhancement are very important.
Linguistically diverse students, machine translation problems, motivation factors, teachers’ support, education quality.
Ratniece, D. Linguistically Diverse 1st Year University Students’ Problems with Machine Translation over the Three Academic Years. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2016, Vol.231, 270.-277.lpp. ISSN 1877-0428. Pieejams: doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.09.102