Journal of Second Language Writing
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Published on Sep 1, 2019in Journal of Second Language Writing4.20
Meixiu Zhang (NAU: Northern Arizona University)
Abstract Understanding the nature of collaboration is critical in collaborative writing (CW), as it impacts the amount of scaffolding that occurs and the amount of linguistic knowledge that can be retained (Storch, 2013). The most prevalent model to examine peer collaboration in CW is based on a global qualitative analysis of learners’ involvement in and control over a writing task (Storch, 2001a). However, this model does not account for the fluctuating nature of peer collaboration in CW. This ...
Sooyeon Kang (CAU: Chung-Ang University), Jin-Hwa Lee (CAU: Chung-Ang University)
Abstract This study investigated the effects of individual versus collaborative pre-task planning on second language (L2) writing, particularly in relation to task complexity manipulated in terms of the number of task elements. The participants were 40 8th-grade Korean learners of English who were divided into simple and complex task groups. Each group performed two writing tasks: one using individual planning and one using collaborative planning in pairs. After planning, the participants indivi...
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Journal of Second Language Writing4.20
Shiman Shae Mao (UQ: University of Queensland), Peter Crosthwaite4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UQ: University of Queensland)
Abstract Written corrective feedback (WCF) refers to the feedback provided by writing teachers on students’ writing. While much attention has been given to the (in)effectiveness of WCF on writing accuracy or skills in L2 writing research, there has been relatively less research on whether teachers’ beliefs regarding WCF are aligned with their actual correction practices. This study investigates the (mis)alignment between teachers’ beliefs of their WCF practice and their actual practice, using qu...
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Journal of Second Language Writing4.20
Marije Michel6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Lancaster University),
Marije Michel + 1 AuthorsMichael Ratajczak1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract This study investigated the role of working memory (WM) in the second language (L2) writing performance of young English language learners. It also examined how L2 writing achievement relates to task type and grade level and whether the effect of cognitive abilities varies across different task types and grade level. The participants were 94 young learners (Grades 6 and 7) in Hungary, who performed four writing task types as part of the TOEFL ® Junior™ Comprehensive test-battery and com...
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Journal of Second Language Writing4.20
Shaofeng Li16
Estimated H-index: 16
(FSU: Florida State University),
Saeed Roshan (AUT: Auckland University of Technology)
Abstract Working memory has been posited to play an important role in affecting the processes of writing (Kellogg, 1996). However, to date there has been limited research on its role in second language writing and no research on whether it is associated with the effects of written corrective feedback in second language learning. This study examines the associations between two types of working memory—complex working memory and phonological short-term memory—and the effectiveness of four types of...