論文

査読有り
2014年3月

Phase Transitions in Development of Writing Fluency From a Complex Dynamic Systems Perspective

LANGUAGE LEARNING
  • Kyoko Baba
  • ,
  • Ryo Nitta

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開始ページ
1
終了ページ
35
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1111/lang.12033
出版者・発行元
WILEY-BLACKWELL

This study explored patterns in L2 writing development by focusing on one of the linguistic features of texts (fluency) from a complex dynamic systems perspective. It investigated whether two English-as-a-foreign-language university students would experience discontinuous change (phase transition) in their writing fluency through repetition of a timed writing task. The students performed the task along with reflective writing once a week throughout the school year (30 times). Phase transitions were assessed against four criteria: sudden jumps, anomalous variance, divergence, and qualitative change in the attractor. The results suggest that both students underwent at least one phase transition. The findings imply the existence of supra patterns that could be revealed by longitudinal, multiple-type observation.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 23

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12033
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000331197200001&DestApp=WOS_CPL