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ERIC Number: EJ1103505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
Of Moving Targets and Chameleons: Why the Concept of Difficulty Is So Hard to Pin Down
DeKeyser, Robert
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v38 n2 p353-363 Jun 2016
In this short article I try to present a taxonomy of sources of difficulty, in particular complexity. I emphasize how these factors interact with each other and with individual differences and treatments, before illustrating some of these interactions and the methodological issues involved in studying them with examples from the empirical studies in this issue. Finally, I make some suggestions for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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