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Nakamura, Sachiko and Craig Lambert. 2019. Proficiency-related variation in syntactic complexity: A study of English L1 and L2 oral descriptive discourse. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 29 (2) : 248–264.
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This inquiry compares the discourse of Japanese learners of English at diverse proficiency levels with their native English?speaking peers in completing six communication tasks in order to better grasp the appearance of syntactic complexity in relation to evolving second language (L2) proficiency.