Syntactic Complexity of EFL Chinese Students’ Writing

dc.contributor.author Wang, sue
dc.contributor.author Slater, Tammy
dc.contributor.author Slater, Tammy
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2018-02-19T00:10:06.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:19:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:19:45Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
dc.date.issued 2016-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Syntactic complexity as an indicator in the study of English learners’ language proficiency has been frequently employed in language development assessment. Using the Syntactic Complexity Analyzer, developed by Lu (2010), this article collected data representing the syntactic complexity indexes from the writing of Chinese non-English major students and from the writing of proficient users of English on a similar task. The results indicate that there is a significant difference in the use of complex nominals, the mean length of sentences, and the mean length of clauses between the writings of EFL Chinese students and more proficient users. This study provides suggestions for EFL writing teaching, particularly writing at the sentence level.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Wang, Sue, and Tammy Slater. "Syntactic Complexity of EFL Chinese Students’ Writing." English Language and Literature Studies 6, no. 1 (2016): 81. doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ells.v6n1p81" id="x-pub-id::doi">10.5539/ells.v6n1p81</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
dc.subject.disciplines Language and Literacy Education
dc.title Syntactic Complexity of EFL Chinese Students’ Writing
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