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Torgersen, Eivind, Andrea Révész and Monika Ekiert. 2016. The Effects of Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency on Communicative Adequacy in Oral Task Performance. Applied Linguistics 37 (6) : 828–848.
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Oxford University Press


Complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF) indices notably, yet to a small extent, portend L2 communicative proficiency. Filled pause frequency, a fluency defect trait, appears the best skill predictor, as false starts also do for advanced L2 speakers. Task type does not impact the relation between linguistic features and L2 proficiency.