Fluency in second language writing : a developmental perspective

2014
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dc.abstract.enThe paper presents a longitudinal study of writing fluency in second language students. The aim was to follow the development of the students’ fluency during a three-year period in which they studied Swedish as a second language. Fifteen Polish university students participated in the study. The analysis shows that fluency develops non-linearly with some peaks in the average developmental curve. Furthermore, we observed both between- and within-individual variability in fluency in text production. The development of fluency is unpredictable and no one subject mirrors in their development the average curve. Individual differences were observed at every step of second language development. The analysis shows that writers who are slow at typing are not automatically less fluent and that subjects who develop more slowly can achieve a high level of fluency in writing. In general, writers who were slower and less fluent at the beginning made the greatest progress in fluency during the three-year period, compared with those who were more skilled with regard to both language and typing, who achieved a certain level of fluency faster than their fellow students.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filologicznypl
dc.contributor.authorKowal, Iwona - 129248 pl
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-25T12:52:00Z
dc.date.available2015-03-25T12:52:00Z
dc.date.issued2014pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 244-246.pl
dc.description.number3pl
dc.description.physical229-246pl
dc.description.publication1,24pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume131pl
dc.identifier.doi10.4467/20834624SL.14.013.2321pl
dc.identifier.eissn2083-4624pl
dc.identifier.issn1897-1059pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / Ppl
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/4199
dc.languageengpl
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dc.subject.enwriting fluencypl
dc.subject.ensecond language developmentpl
dc.subject.enDynamic Systems Theorypl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleFluency in second language writing : a developmental perspectivepl
dc.title.journalStudia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensispl
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dc.abstract.enpl
The paper presents a longitudinal study of writing fluency in second language students. The aim was to follow the development of the students’ fluency during a three-year period in which they studied Swedish as a second language. Fifteen Polish university students participated in the study. The analysis shows that fluency develops non-linearly with some peaks in the average developmental curve. Furthermore, we observed both between- and within-individual variability in fluency in text production. The development of fluency is unpredictable and no one subject mirrors in their development the average curve. Individual differences were observed at every step of second language development. The analysis shows that writers who are slow at typing are not automatically less fluent and that subjects who develop more slowly can achieve a high level of fluency in writing. In general, writers who were slower and less fluent at the beginning made the greatest progress in fluency during the three-year period, compared with those who were more skilled with regard to both language and typing, who achieved a certain level of fluency faster than their fellow students.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filologiczny
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kowal, Iwona - 129248
dc.date.accessioned
2015-03-25T12:52:00Z
dc.date.available
2015-03-25T12:52:00Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2014
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0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 244-246.
dc.description.numberpl
3
dc.description.physicalpl
229-246
dc.description.publicationpl
1,24
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
131
dc.identifier.doipl
10.4467/20834624SL.14.013.2321
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2083-4624
dc.identifier.issnpl
1897-1059
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / P
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http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/4199
dc.languagepl
eng
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eng
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Dozwolony użytek utworów chronionych
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OTHER
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http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/copyright/licencja_copyright.pdf
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otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
writing fluency
dc.subject.enpl
second language development
dc.subject.enpl
Dynamic Systems Theory
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Fluency in second language writing : a developmental perspective
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Studia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis
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