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A Processing Approach to Profiling Staged Development of English as a Second Language Acquisition

Tang, Xiaofei


This article aimed to determine the stages of development in syntax and morphology reached by a learner of English as a second language (ESL) at one specific point in time, according to predictions of Processability Theory (Pienemann, 1998, 2005). Spontaneous production data were elicited from a Chinese ESL leaner who completed a picture task and an interview. The conversation was transcribed and analysed according to stages in the processing hierarchy of ESL structures predicted by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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