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Medidas de longitud en la investigación empírica de ASL ¿Medidas de complejidad sintáctica o de fluidez?

Mavrou, I; Ainciburu, MC; (2019) Medidas de longitud en la investigación empírica de ASL ¿Medidas de complejidad sintáctica o de fluidez? Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada , 32 (1) pp. 125-154. 10.1075/resla.15028.mav. Green open access

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the controversy surrounding three linguistic measures widely used in the empirical research of Second Language Acquisition, e.g., mean length of T-Unit, mean length of clause, and mean length of utterance. The corpus consisted of two compositions written by a group of 65 Greek learners of Spanish as a foreign language, which were analysed on the basis of 24 linguistic measures of accuracy, fluency, and syntactic and lexical complexity. The results obtained using Common Factor Analysis revealed that measures of mean length (mean length of T-Unit and mean length of clause) and subordination measures load on different factors, and these measures, more than fluency, gauge different aspects of syntactic complexity. On the other hand, mean length of utterance is likely to be influenced by factors related to the method of measurement, the leghth of the texts being analysed, as well as the linguistic conventions of both one’s native and foreign language.

Type: Article
Title: Medidas de longitud en la investigación empírica de ASL ¿Medidas de complejidad sintáctica o de fluidez?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1075/resla.15028.mav
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1075/resla.15028.mav
Language: Spanish
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: complejidad lingüística, fluidez, medidas de longitud, expresión escrita, Análisis Factorial Común
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123452
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