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ERIC Number: EJ1120502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Modeling Systematicity and Individuality in Nonlinear Second Language Development: The Case of English Grammatical Morphemes
Murakami, Akira
Language Learning, v66 n4 p834-871 Dec 2016
This article introduces two sophisticated statistical modeling techniques that allow researchers to analyze systematicity, individual variation, and nonlinearity in second language (L2) development. Generalized linear mixed-effects models can be used to quantify individual variation and examine systematic effects simultaneously, and generalized additive mixed models allow for the examination of systematicity, individuality, and nonlinearity within a single model. Based on a longitudinal learner corpus, this article illustrates the usefulness of these models in the context of L2 accuracy development of English grammatical morphemes. I discuss the strengths of each technique and the ways in which these techniques can benefit L2 acquisition research, further highlighting the importance of accounting for individual variation in modeling L2 development.
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Language: English
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