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Crossley, Scott A.; Louwerse, Max M.; McCarthy, Philip M.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Modern Language Journal, 2007
The opinions of second language learning (L2) theorists and researchers are divided over whether to use authentic or simplified reading texts as the means of input for beginning- and intermediate-level L2 learners. Advocates of both approaches cite the use of linguistic features, syntax, and discourse structures as important elements in support of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Syntax, English (Second Language), Language Research