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The assessment of Bosnian EFL learners’ knowledge by two different measures: test and writing assignment

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English language instructors’ beliefs about the role of L1 in English language development and formal instruction in Croatia: A survey

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Motivation in foreign language learning: a look at type of school environment as a contextual variable

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Linguistic complexity in high-school students’ EFL writing

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This study examined the syntactic and semantic complexity of L2 English writing in a Bosnian-Herzegovinian high school. Forty texts written by individual students, ten per grade, were quantitatively analyzed by applying methods established in previous research. The syntactic portion of the analysis, based on the t-unit analysis introduced by Hunt (1965), was done using the Web-based L2 Syntactic Complexity Analyzer (Lu, 2010), while the semantic portion, largely based on the theory laid out in systemic functional linguistics (Halliday & Matthiessen, 2014), was done using the Web-based Lexical Complexity Analyzer (Ai & Lu, 2010) as well as manual identification of grammatical metaphors. The statistical analysis included tests of variance, correlation, and effect size. It was found that the syntactic and semantic complexity of writing increases in later grades; however, this increase is not consistent across all grades.

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Learners’ preferences towards Corrective feedback in writing assignments in tertiary education

−169. Diab, Rula L. (2005). EFL university students’ preferences for error correction and teacher feedback on writing. TESL Reporter 38.1: 27−51. Ellis, Rod, Younghee Sheen, Mihoko Murakami, Hide Takashima (2008). The effects of focused and unfocused written feedback in an English as a foreign language context. System 36.3: 353-371. Elwood, James A., Jeroen Bode (2014). Student preferences vis-à-vis teacher feedback in university EFL writing classes in Japan. System 42: 333−343. ESLP 82 Questionnaire: Self-assessment of

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The learner’s own language

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English language students’ productive and receptive knowledge of collocations

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Examining validity in computerized dynamic assessment

. Communication Disorders Quarterly 22: 217–226. Lantolf, James P., Matthew E. Poehner (2004). Dynamic assessment of L2 development: Bringing the past into the future. Journal of Applied Linguistics 1: 49–74. Lantolf, James P., Steve L. Thorne (2006). Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Lin, Zheng (2010). Interactive dynamic assessment with children learning EFL in kindergarten. Early Childhood Education Journal 37: 279–287. Loevinger, Jane (1957). Objective tests as instruments of

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Collocational competence of primary and secondary school students

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Rouhani’s and Obama’s Persian New Year messages: A systemic functional grammar perspective

Overview of Research in Discourse Studies . Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Saragih, Amrin (2010). Introducing Systemic Functional Grammar of English . Medan: FBS UNIMED Stojičić, Violeta, Nikoleta Momčilović (2016). Verbal derivatives and process types in transitivity configurations of English and German clauses. Linguistics and Literature 14(1): 15-24. Tavakoli, Mahboobeh, Amin Karimnia (2017). Dominant and gender-specific tendencies in the use of discourse markers: Insights from EFL learners. World Journal of English Language 7(2): 1

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