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This article proposes an approach to assessing the linguistic difficulty of tasks, that is, the linguistic features involved in performing a communicative task that may make it more or less challenging for language learners. The procedure follows the methodology proposed by Pallotti (2019) for operationalizing task interactional difficulty. This consists, firstly, in identifying what linguistic-communicative features are particularly difficult for language learners, based on previous researchdoi:10.22599/jesla.61 fatcat:7ue6eujzi5ghldmj343zxtpofm