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ERIC Number: ED531212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-18
Pages: 264
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8476-9417-1
Lexical Errors and Accuracy in Foreign Language Writing. Second Language Acquisition
del Pilar Agustin Llach, Maria
Multilingual Matters
Lexical errors are a determinant in gaining insight into vocabulary acquisition, vocabulary use and writing quality assessment. Lexical errors are very frequent in the written production of young EFL learners, but they decrease as learners gain proficiency. Misspellings are the most common category, but formal errors give way to semantic-based lexical errors as proficiency increases, likewise, the direct influence of the L1 also reduces in favour of more elaborated transfer mechanisms and L2 influence. The different categories of lexical errors indicate the stage of learning. This book uses a study of young EFL learners to suggest that lexical accuracy is a crucial component of writing assessment, and that lexical errors are useful in predicting writing quality. Part 1, Lexical Competence and Lexical Errors, contains the following: (1) Vocabulary Acquisition in the Second Language; (2) Variables Affecting Lexical Production; (3) Vocabulary and Writing; and (4) Lexical Errors in SLA. Part 2: Lexical Error Production in Young Spanish Learners' Written Compositions, provides: (5) Designing a Study to Explore Lexical Errors in Writing; (6) Lexical Error Production: Changes Over Time; (7) Lexical Errors in Writing Quality; (8) Lexical Errors and Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge; and (9) Some Concluding Remarks. Appendices and references are also included.
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Language: English
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