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Lee, Elizabeth – English Teaching, 2023
In many high-stakes testing situations, test-takers are not allowed to draw on external writing resources while writing, a practice observed more frequently in classroom settings. This may pose problems with the representativeness of test tasks and score interpretations. This study investigates the domain definition of one particular test known as…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kim, Hyunjoo – English Teaching, 2023
In L2 pragmatics, only a few studies have examined task complexity. Furthermore, the existing studies have predominantly focused on the cognitive dimension and have lacked consistent findings. Gonz├ílez-Lloret and Ortega (2018) and Pallotti (2019) have thereby contended that socio-interactional features be incorporated into task design. Along this…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Difficulty Level, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Eom, Mijin; Papi, Mostafa – English Teaching, 2022
Many empirical findings of previous studies have suggested a connection between motivational factors and L2 writing. Nonetheless, the impact of motivational factors on the genre-based L2 writing has not gained much attention. The present study explored the extent to which the characteristics of two writing tasks involving different genres interact…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Correlation
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Ha, Hye Seung – English Teaching, 2019
Lexical richness makes an important contribution to L2 writing quality. To explore its importance, the study aims to identify and explain how lexical richness manifests in argumentative essays written in the final exam of reading and writing class by thirty-five undergraduates. The lexical richness consists of four interrelated elements: lexical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Vocabulary Skills, Language Usage, Writing Skills
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Min, Soohyun; Paek, Jin Kyung; Kang, Yusun – English Teaching, 2019
In argumentative writing, writers are expected to use hedged expressions and stance devices through specific linguistic expressions to convince their proposition effectively. Yet little research attention has been paid to whether the inclusion of such devices is related to the overall quality of second or foreign language learners' argumentative…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Advanced Students, Second Language Learning