LINGUIST List 12.186

Thu Jan 25 2001

Qs: Korean Ling Lists, Fixed Order/Morphemes

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  1. Nishimura Mari, about Korean liguistics-lists
  2. Paul A. Garcia, Fixed Order

Message 1: about Korean liguistics-lists

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 20:00:49 +0900
From: Nishimura Mari <>
Subject: about Korean liguistics-lists

Hi, Does anyone know any Korean linguistics-lists?
Thanks in advance.

Mari Nishimura

Kobe shoin women's university
Graduate School

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Message 2: Fixed Order

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 08:02:12 -0600
From: Paul A. Garcia <>
Subject: Fixed Order

In a 1991 piece for ADFL, Bill Van Patten gave a list of findings of 
interest to language teachers. The article, "SLA Research and FL Teaching,"
appeared in two parts. One of the summary findings was this:
"#2:Certain grammatical morphemes tend to emerge in a fixed order."

A question came up in class yesterday regarding the current validity of
that statement. The difference of opinion was "yes" and "no." Van Patten
cited as sources himself, Andersen, Ellis, Gass and Selinker.

Can someone assist me off-list with further info or an update on the current
thinking on this point?

Dr. Paul A. Garc´┐Ża
Immediate Past President, ACTFL
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
University of Kansas
Foreign Language Education
School of Education
449 J. R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66044
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