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ERIC Number: EJ859213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1060-3743
Overgeneralization from a Narrow Focus: A Response to Ellis et al. (2008) and Bitchener (2008)
Xu, Cuiqin
Journal of Second Language Writing, v18 n4 p270-275 Dec 2009
This paper presents a critical analysis of two recent studies on error correction, Ellis, Sheen, Murakami, and Takashima (2008) and Bitchener (2008) and argues that neither study constitutes evidence for error correction based on discussion of the comparability of participants, design issues, and analysis flaws in both studies. The paper further suggests that research into the efficacy of error correction should focus on linguistic features that are more treatable but less teachable if this practice is to hold out any pedagogical promise. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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