Publication details [#57780]

Yilmaz, Yucel. 2013. Relative Effects of Explicit and Implicit Feedback: The Role of Working Memory Capacity and Language Analytic Ability. Applied Linguistics 34 (3) : 344–368.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Oxford University Press


This study explores the role of two cognitive factors (i.e. working memory capacity (WMC) and language analytic ability (LAA)) in the degree to which native English speaking Turkish as a L2 learners profit by two divergent feedback types (i.e. explicit correction and recasts). Explicit correction appears to work better than recasts only with learners of high cognitive ability (high WMC or high LAA).