Henry G. Widdowson's scientific contributions

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... In this respect, despite several decades of research studies in this area, it is problematic to formulate any conclusions about the topic of error correction and corrective feedback and its impact on language acquisition and development. This is especially evident in light of the so called "communicative revolution" in language teaching (Widdowson, 1978) where learners' success was related to communicative effectiveness rather than formal accuracy. Many researchers have investigated worldwide students' attitudes towards teachers' Corrective Feedback (CF) strategies (e.g., Lyster & Ranta, 1997); the timing of CF (e.g., Sheen & Ellis, 2011); and types of learners' errors that should be corrected (e.g., Calsiyao, 201;Couper, 2019;Hassan & Arslan, 2008;Katayama, 2007;Ustaci, 2014). ...