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Title: Second Language Acquisition of Articles
Subtitle: Empirical findings and theoretical implications
Edited By: María del Pilar García Mayo
Roger Hawkins
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD%2049
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 49
Description:

The studies in this collection address a topic that has recently become the
focus of considerable interest in second language acquisition (SLA)
research: the acquisition of articles. Languages appear to vary in whether
they have articles (English, German, Norwegian do, but Chinese, Japanese,
Russian do not). Languages that have articles also appear to divide into
those that realise definiteness (e.g. English) and those that realise
specificity (e.g. Samoan). When speakers of one type of language learn an
L2 of a different type, issues of central concern to SLA research arise:
the nature of L1 influence, the time course of development, ultimate
attainment, the relationship between performance and competence, and the
role of Universal Grammar. These issues are considered in nine studies,
written by researchers whose work is at the forefront of enquiry, that
offer new data, new perspectives and new insights into the way L2 speakers
acquire articles.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
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ISBN-13: 9789027289117
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