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ERIC Number: EJ906796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Further Thoughts on Anthony Bruton's Critique of the Correction Debate
Truscott, John
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v38 n4 p626-633 Dec 2010
In this response I discuss several points that Bruton made in his own response paper. I first argue that his main theme, that design factors should be emphasized over statistical analysis, has never been a genuine issue; it is two independent issues, and for each of them I have some concerns about his discussion. I then consider his comments on our respective "points of departure". If I have one, it is not at all what he says it is, and I find his own point of departure problematic in several respects. I also discuss, more briefly, three additional issues: his earlier accusations that I "misrepresent" the work of others and "inexplicably" fail to mention aspects of the research that might be troublesome for the case against correction, the ecological validity of research on correction, and explanations for the fact that some learners become highly skilled second language writers. I then offer a perspective on the state of the correction debate.
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Language: English
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