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ERIC Number: EJ1144987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 29
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ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Task Effects on Linguistic Complexity and Accuracy: A Large-Scale Learner Corpus Analysis Employing Natural Language Processing Techniques
Alexopoulou, Theodora; Michel, Marije; Murakami, Akira; Meurers, Detmar
Language Learning, v67 nS1 p180-208 Jun 2017
Large-scale learner corpora collected from online language learning platforms, such as the EF-Cambridge Open Language Database (EFCAMDAT), provide opportunities to analyze learner data at an unprecedented scale. However, interpreting the learner language in such corpora requires a precise understanding of tasks: How does the prompt and input of a task and its functional requirements influence task-based linguistic performance? This question is vital for making large-scale task-based corpora fruitful for second language acquisition research. We explore the issue through an analysis of selected tasks in EFCAMDAT and the complexity and accuracy of the language they elicit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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