Tracing the Impact of Truscott's Controversial 1996 Paper on Grammar Correction: A Bibliometric Analysis

  •  Jiun-Iung Lei    


Notwithstanding Truscott's 1996 review article sparked the grammatical correction debate, no earlier bibliometric analysis has focused on the publications that cited it. This study aimed to determine the degree to which publications citing Truscott's 1996 study had evolved and to give a conceptual framework for 427 papers. This study used two bibliometric programs, HistCite Pro and VOSviewer, to evaluate and display the data. The results visualized that the pro-correction side has prevailed and is influential in L2 writing practices.

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