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This article shows the results of an online scale aimed at measuring different aspects of language performance with self-reported skills. These values have been validated with two objective scores, based on lexical and grammatical skills. Results show a clear differentiation between social use of language and a performance-related skill.

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These results provide a potentially way to differentiate between two different types of language use with a relatively simple task.

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This page is a summary of: The Divergent Nature of Language Performance and Social Use of Language: An Online Scale for the Assessment of Language in Adults Using Self-reported Skills (ALASS), International Journal of Developmental Science, July 2022, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/dev-210316.
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