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Exploring the relationship between modified output and working memory capacity

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Language Learning
Issue number3
Number of pages33
Pages (from-to)501-533
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This study examines the relationship between learners’ production of modified output and their working memory (WM) capacity. The task-based interactions of 42 college-level, native English-speaking learners of Spanish as a foreign language were examined. A relationship was found between learners’ WM test scores and their tendency to modify output. Specifically, greater processing capacity was related to greater production of modified output during interaction.