Journal article

Less is more? The impact of written corrective feedback on corpus-assisted L2 error resolution

P Crosthwaite, N Storch, M Schweinberger

Journal of Second Language Writing | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

The past decade has seen a sharp increase in research into L2 learners’ direct use of language corpora (typically known as ‘data-driven learning’, DDL) for error resolution in L2 writing. However, a crucial yet underexplored variable in this process is whether and how the form of written corrective feedback (WCF) provided on L2 writing facilitates effective corpus consultation for L2 error resolution. Focusing on L2 writers at the post-graduate level and using a short private online course for DDL training, we determine the impact of four WCF conditions (varying in their degree of directness) on students’ use of corpora for lexical and grammatical error resolution, and the appropriacy of err..

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