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Testing the Parallel Developmental Sequence

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2007, 8(3), pp.107-149
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching

Yong-Myeong Kim 1

1한국외국어대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Kim and Kwon (2005, 2007) proposed a modular model called the Parallel Developmental Sequence (PDS) Model. The PDS constitutes the Parallel Developmental Stages sequentially, each stage of which three sub-developmental sequences (i.e., the Procedural, the Syntactic, and the Morphological Sequence) are incorporated into. This study investigated whether the theoretical Parallel Developmental Stages reflects L2 learners' actual developmental stages and correlates their language proficiency. The result of the Implicational Scaling showed that the scalability was .81, meaning that the performance PDS produced in real time by the learners significantly corresponds to the theoretical PDS. The analysis of the Spearman Correlation demonstrated that the Parallel Stages were highly correlated with the Grammar test (r=.87), implying that the PDS has its own validity. Thus, the PDS Model can provide a theoretical framework for developing acquisition-oriented teaching and testing.

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