ERIC Number: EJ1103584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
An Update on Discourse Functions and Syntactic Complexity in Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication
Sotillo, Susana M.
Language Learning & Technology, v20 n2 p166-171 Jun 2016
The following commentary presents an overview of earlier studies of discourse functions and syntactic complexity as well as recent investigations that focus on interaction and measures of syntactic and lexical complexity in learners' output in traditional classrooms and computer-mediated environments. Recent studies emphasize the need for better measures that capture lexical and syntactic complexity as these relate to learners' development of academic writing, conversational competence, and pragmatic competence in digitally-mediated environments.
Descriptors: Syntax, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages), Academic Discourse, Computer Mediated Communication, Writing (Composition), Computer Assisted Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Management Systems, Grammar, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Educational Research, Vocabulary Development
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