Complexity

Alex Housen, Nina Vyatkina

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Corpora
EditorsNicole Tracy-Ventura, Magali Paquot
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter24
Pages320-333
Number of pages14
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780815352877
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
  • corpus linguistics

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