BOOK REVIEW: Written Corrective Feedback for L2 Development

Document Type : Book Review


Humanities Department, Anhui Technical College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, China


Written corrective feedback (CF) is a traditionally ubiquitous pedagogical practice in L2 teaching, but its contribution to L2 development has been relatively ignored. Since Truscott (1996) claimed that written CF is ineffective in L2 development and should be abandoned, a lot of researchers and practitioners have extensively investigated its role within the framework of second language acquisition and L2 writing (Ene & Kosobucki, 2016). However, no conclusive results have been obtained. Written corrective feedback for L2 development comprehensively reviews available studies on written CF from cognitive and sociocultural perspectives and outlines the directions of future research.