Mayya Levkina

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mayya Levkina plays a role.


Barón, Júlia, M. Luz Celaya and Mayya Levkina 2020 Learning pragmatics through tasks: When interaction plays a roleApplied Pragmatics 2:1, pp. 1–25 | Article
This study aims at examining the benefits of teaching L2 pragmatics with the use of tasks. The participants were 50 Catalan/Spanish bilingual students (aged 12–14) from three intact classes who were learners of English as a Foreign Language and with an upper-intermediate level of proficiency. The… read more
Although task-based language teaching, on the one hand, and teaching pragmatics on the other, are not considered to be new trends anymore, there is still a gap in the research regarding how pragmatic features can be taught using a task-based approach. To fill the gap, the present study examines… read more
Levkina, Mayya and Roger Gilabert 2012 The effects of cognitive task complexity on L2 oral productionDimensions of L2 Performance and Proficiency: Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in SLA, Housen, Alex, Folkert Kuiken and Ineke Vedder (eds.), pp. 171–198 | Article
This paper examines the impact of task complexity on L2 production. The study increases task complexity by progressively removing pre-task planning time and increasing the number of elements. The combined effects of manipulating these two variables of task complexity simultaneously are also… read more
Malicka, Aleksandra and Mayya Levkina 2012 Chapter 3. Measuring task complexity: Does EFL proficiency matter?Task-Based Language Teaching in Foreign Language Contexts: Research and implementation, Shehadeh, Ali and Christine A. Coombe (eds.), pp. 43–66 | Article
The current study explored whether language proficiency mediates the perception of task difficulty and whether intended task complexity differences are reflected in the language production (i.e., fluency, accuracy, and complexity) of learners of different proficiency levels in English. 37… read more
This paper reports on the impact of manipulating cognitive task complexity on L2 production across task types and across modes. Specifically, the paper presents results from two separate but interrelated studies. The first study measured the impact of manipulating the cognitive demands of tasks… read more