Fighting Fossilization: Language at the Task Versus Report Stages

  • Craig Johnston


I wanted to test the claim that a public report stage in the task cycle can help learners monitor the quality of their language output. To do this, I used four different measures (syntactical and lexical accuracy, syntactical complexity and lexical variety) to investigate the differences between task-stage and report-stage language. I found some marked differences, suggesting that a report stage is indeed valuable.


Clause Relation Mental Lexicon Lexical Variety Syntactical Complexity English Language Teaching 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

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  • Craig Johnston

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