A Linguistic Analysis of Simplified and Authentic Texts

@inproceedings{Crossley2007ALA,
  title={A Linguistic Analysis of Simplified and Authentic Texts},
  author={Scott A. Crossley and Max M. Louwerse and Philip M. McCarthy and Danielle S. McNamara},
  year={2007}
}
The opinions of second language learning (L2) theorists and researchers are divided over whether to use authentic or simplified reading texts as the means of input for beginningand intermediate-level L2 learners. Advocates of both approaches cite the use of linguistic features, syntax, and discourse structures as important elements in support of their arguments, but there has been no conclusive study that measures these differences and their implications for L2 learning. The purpose of this… CONTINUE READING
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