This chapter focuses on the construct of second language complexity: the range of linguistic (e.g., lexical, syntactic, morphological) forms and the degree of elaboration of these forms in learner language. The chapter reviews how measures of second language complexity have been used to characterize learner proficiency and to chart learner development with the help of learner corpus research methods and tools, as well as how complexity is modulated by task effects and language typology features.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Corpora|
|Editors||Nicole Tracy-Ventura, Magali Paquot|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Dec 2020|
- Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
- corpus linguistics