The impact of task structure on the use of vague expressions by EFL learners
Parvaresh, V; Ahmadian, MJ;
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
The present study sets out to examine whether and how task structure affects the number and type of vague expressions used by a group of higher intermediate EFL learners. The participants were 50 Iranian EFL learners from 6 intact classes, all native speakers of Persian... View more
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