Edited by Folkert Kuiken and Ineke Vedder
[TASK 2:1] 2022
► pp. 137–145
Functional adequacy, task-based language teaching and instructed second language acquisition
This commentary synthesizes the five articles in Kuiken and Vedder’s special issue on functional adequacy in linguistic performance. The commentary considers the different scales that were used to measure functional adequacy, as well as the relationship between functional adequacy and other measures of linguistic performance such as complexity, accuracy, and fluency. The commentary also considers how functional adequacy might be usefully incorporated more frequently into studies from a task-based language teaching or instructed second language acquisition perspective, both as pedagogical instruction and as a means of measuring linguistic development.