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Complexity, accuracy and fluency in task-based second language research: toward more developmentally-based measures of second language acquisition

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Linguistics
Issue number5
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)607-614
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date24/08/14
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article surveys how complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) have been operationalized in studies of task-based L2 production, pointing out some problems with this approach and the need for more precise information about L2 development during task performance. Research into developing L1 text construction ability is then discussed and some approaches for establishing measures of the relevant constructs in L2 performance are suggested.