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Mousa Ahmadian

Mousa Ahmadian

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9608-8737
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 37053495200
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-33135111

Research

Title
An Investigation of EFL Learners’ Mental Processes in L2 Writing: The Case of Iranian EFL Learners
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
L2 writing, writing mental processes, writing models, Iran
Year
2016
Journal theory and practice in language studies
DOI
Researchers Mousa Ahmadian ، Soheil Rahimi Rahimi ، Abolvahab Asefi

Abstract

Normal human communication manifests itself mostly either in written or spoken form. Examination of speech and writing processes enables psycholinguists to peek into the way people plan their language production. This article aimed to examine how EFL learners plan their writing activities. To this end, two groups of High proficiency (HPG) and Low proficiency (LPG) of 16 EFL students were asked to write an argumentative essay on the given topic. Based on the data obtained from their think-aloud protocols, retrospective interviews, and the comparisons of the two groups’ performance, it was found that both groups approached the writing task in a linear progression of three stages of Formulation, Execution, andMonitoring. However, there were differences in the ways the two groups planned their writing productions.