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How does creativity affect second language speech production?: The moderating role of speaking task type

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How does creativity affect second language speech production? The moderating role of speaking task type. / Suzuki, Shungo; Yasuda, Toshinori; Hanzawa, Keiko et al.

In: TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 4, 31.12.2022, p. 1320-1344.

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Suzuki S, Yasuda T, Hanzawa K, Kormos J. How does creativity affect second language speech production? The moderating role of speaking task type. TESOL Quarterly. 2022 Dec 31;56(4):1320-1344. Epub 2022 Jan 28. doi: 10.1002/tesq.3104

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Suzuki, Shungo ; Yasuda, Toshinori ; Hanzawa, Keiko et al. / How does creativity affect second language speech production? The moderating role of speaking task type. In: TESOL Quarterly. 2022 ; Vol. 56, No. 4. pp. 1320-1344.

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