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ERIC Number: EJ345610
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Derivational Complexity and Item Difficulty in a Sentence Repetition Task.
Perkins, Kyle; And Others
Language Learning, v36 n2 p125-41 Jun 1986
To estimate reading difficulty of items on a sentence repetition task, a study had 50 adult English as a second language (ESL) students repeat each of 26 sentences immediately after two presentations. High-difficulty items were derivationally more complex than low-difficulty items, and the most difficult items involved the processing of adverbials, compounding and reducing clauses, and nonfinite verbals. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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