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Proficiency, language of assessment, and attention to meaning and form during L2 comprehension: Methodological considerations in L2 replication research

Szudarski, Paweł; Mikołajczak, Sylwia

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Sylwia Mikołajczak



Abstract

This study is a replication and extension of Morgan-Short et al.'s (2018) investigation into the role of attention in input processing by L1-Polish learners of L2-Spanish, with proficiency and language of assessment explored as two key methodological factors. Our aims were twofold: to investigate learners' comprehension in different conditions with their L2 proficiency controlled for, and to examine this process when learners were tested using different languages. Data from three trials (N = 136) were analyzed: Trial-English, Trial-Polish, and Trial-Spanish, where comprehension was tested in English, Polish, or Spanish, respectively. Results showed that both L2 proficiency and language of assessment significantly affected learners' performance, with their scores being lower in the -n morpheme condition but only when comprehension was tested in English or Spanish. We discuss these findings both theoretically and methodologically, making recommendations on designing future replication studies and improving the generalizability of L2 findings across multiple research sites.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 8, 2022
Online Publication Date May 17, 2022
Publication Date 2023-03
Deposit Date May 3, 2022
Publicly Available Date May 17, 2022
Journal Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Print ISSN 0272-2631
Electronic ISSN 1470-1545
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 45
Issue 1
Pages 276-288
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263122000171
Keywords Linguistics and Language; Language and Linguistics; Education
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/7950573
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/studies-in-second-language-acquisition/article/proficiency-language-of-assessment-and-attention-to-meaning-and-form-during-l2-comprehension-methodological-considerations-in-l2-replication-research/F45FBC7DCD56B03896

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