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Kyle, Kristopher; Crossley, Scott – Language Testing, 2017
Over the past 45 years, the construct of syntactic sophistication has been assessed in L2 writing using what Bulté and Housen (2012) refer to as absolute complexity (Lu, 2011; Ortega, 2003; Wolfe-Quintero, Inagaki, & Kim, 1998). However, it has been argued that making inferences about learners based on absolute complexity indices (e.g., mean…
Descriptors: Syntax, Verbs, Second Language Learning, Word Frequency