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ERIC Number: EJ867269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-6001
CAF: Defining, Refining and Differentiating Constructs
Pallotti, Gabriele
Applied Linguistics, v30 n4 p590-601 Dec 2009
This article critically scrutinizes a number of issues involved in the definition and operationalization of complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) constructs. It argues for maintaining clearer distinctions between CAF, on the one hand, and notions such as linguistic development and communicative adequacy, on the other. Adequacy, in particular, should be considered both as a separate performance dimension and as a way of interpreting CAF measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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