Lexical Richness and Writing Quality of Chinese EFL Expository Compositions

Published: 18 July 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zt23csh3vg.1


These are the data for the following paper: Yang, Y., Yap, N. T., & Mohamad Ali, A. (2023). Predicting EFL expository writing quality with measures of lexical richness. Assessing Writing, 57, 100762. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asw.2023.100762 This paper investigates the relationship between lexical richness and EFL expository writing quality and examines the predictability of lexical richness indices to EFL expository writing quality. The Chinese EFL expository writing samples were drawn from Spoken and Written English Corpus of Chinese Learners Version 2.0 (Wen et al., 2008) and the lexical richness of the writing samples was analyzed with Lexical Complexity Analyzer (Ai & Lu, 2010; Lu, 2012). Ai, H., & Lu, X. (2010, June). A web-based system for automatic measurement of lexical complexity. 27th Annual Symposium of the Computer-Assisted Language Consortium (CALICO-10), Amherst, MA. Lu, X. (2012). The Relationship of Lexical Richness to the Quality of ESL Learners’ Oral Narratives. The Modern Language Journal, 96(2), 190-208. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4781.2011.01232_1.x Wen, Q., Wang, L., & Liang, M. (2008). Spoken and Written English Corpus of Chinese Learners (Version 2.0). Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.



English as a Foreign Language, Academic Writing, Corpus Analysis