volume 2021, issue Spring, P95-114 2021
DOI: 10.3828/ijeap.2021.7
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J. Elliott Casal, Xiaofei Lu

Abstract: This practice-oriented exploratory study reports student perceptions and potential benefits of introducing syntactic complexity-focused activities in an advanced English for Academic Purposes writing course. Syntactic complexity, seen by many as a multidimensional construct and generally defined as the range and sophistication of structures used, is here operationalized through four approaches. The pedagogical site was a six-week mixed-discipline writing course with an emphasis on second-language English rese…

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