The Integration of Lexical, Syntactic, and Discourse Features in Bilingual Adolescents' Writing: An Exploratory Approach

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the bilingual writing of adolescent English language learners (ELLs) using quantitative tools. Linguistic measures were applied to the participants' writing at the lexical, syntactic, and discourse levels, with the goal of comparing outcomes at each of these levels across languages (Spanish/English) and genres (expository/narrative).


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Robin L. Danzak. "The integration of lexical, syntactic, and discourse features in bilingual adolescents’ writing: An exploratory approach" Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 42.4 (2011): 491-505.

DOI: 10.1044/0161-1461(2011/10-0063)