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Title: Universal Grammar in Second-Language Acquisition
Subtitle: A History
Written By: Margaret Thomas
Series Title: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics
Description:

This book addresses the tradition of ahistoricity within the field of second language (L2) acquisition theory. The author shows that L2 theory has a long and fruitful past within western linguistics and that notions of universal grammar have for some time shaped, and been shaped by, people's understanding of L2 learning.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415310377
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 105.00