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Title: Lexical Errors and Accuracy in Foreign Language Writing
Written By: María del Pilar Agustín Llach
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847694164
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Description:

Lexical errors are a determinant in gaining insight into vocabulary acquisition,
vocabulary use and writing quality assessment. Lexical errors are very frequent
in the written production of young EFL learners, but they decrease as learners
gain proficiency. Misspellings are the most common category, but formal errors
give way to semantic-based lexical errors as proficiency increases, likewise, the
direct influence of the L1 also reduces in favour of more elaborated transfer
mechanisms and L2 influence. The different categories of lexical errors indicate
the stage of learning. This book uses a study of young EFL learners to suggest
that lexical accuracy is a crucial component of writing assessment, and that
lexical errors are useful in predicting writing quality.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Semantics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847694171
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 159.95
U.K. £ 99.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847694164
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
U.S. $ 49.95