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A dynamic usage-based analysis of L2 written complexity development of sojourners

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dc.contributor.author Koylü, Zeynep
dc.contributor.author Eryılmaz, Nurullah
dc.contributor.author Pérez Vidal, Carmen
dc.date.accessioned 2023-07-06T06:56:14Z
dc.date.available 2023-07-06T06:56:14Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Koylü Z, Eryılmaz N, Pérez-Vidal C. A dynamic usage-based analysis of L2 written complexity development of sojourners. J Second Lang Writ. 2023;60:101002. DOI: 10.1016/j.jslw.2023.101002
dc.identifier.issn 1060-3743
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/57482
dc.description.abstract Studies exploring complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) development from a complex dynamic or dynamic usage-based (DUB) systems view are well documented in the literature (Verspoor et al., 2021). However, the analyses in these studies are mostly limited to elementary to intermediate level L2 learners from instructed secondary school settings. The current study thus investigates the relationship between time and holistic judgments of proficiency and syntactic and lexical complexity development in the writings of a group of advanced sojourners during a semester spent abroad, addressing the empirical gaps pertained to different proficiency levels and context. The data are weekly diary entries produced over the course of a 12–17 week stay abroad. The data are analyzed for holistic proficiency gains and syntactic and lexical complexity measures through linear mixed-effects modelling. The results confirm the significance of random individual variation, but also suggests a common developmental path as the participants ended up with significant gains in their holistic proficiency but with more elaborate sentences with fewer verb phrases and less diverse vocabulary.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Second Language Writing. 2023;60:101002.
dc.rights © 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title A dynamic usage-based analysis of L2 written complexity development of sojourners
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2023.101002
dc.subject.keyword Study abroad
dc.subject.keyword Dynamic usage-based approach
dc.subject.keyword CAF development
dc.subject.keyword Holistic proficiency
dc.subject.keyword Linear mixed-effects modelling
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