a new light on the identification, classification and value
of Language Related Episodes (LREs)
Alan Fortune, King's College London, and Dilys Thorp
In our study, like the earlier ones, we identify and classify Language Related Episodes as units for measuring the amount and type of form-focused interaction which takes place We go further, however, in evaluating this analytical framework. In applying it to our L2 data, we found more problems than previous studies have recognised. Swain and Kowal identified grammatical, meaning-based and orthographic episodes. Storch employed a slightly different framework. We shall
Our study involves mixed nationality EFL students co-constructing Dictogloss (Wajnryb, 1991) texts. Our data consists of transcriptions of the conversations of student triads engaged in the production of their texts.
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