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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: 'Native Speakers’ Versus L2 Learners’'
Author: Nigel G.Duffield
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Homepage: 'http://www.shef.ac.uk/english/staff/profiles/nigelduffield.html'
Institution: 'University of Sheffield'
Author: AyumiMatsuo
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Institution: 'University of Sheffield'
Linguistic Field: 'Language Acquisition; Syntax'
Abstract: This article examines sensitivity to structural parallelism in verb phrase ellipsis constructions in English native speakers as well as in three groups of advanced second language (L2) learners. The results of a set of experiments, based on those of Tanenhaus and Carlson (1990), reveal subtle but reliable differences among the various learner groups. These differences are interpreted as showing that some L2 learners can acquire sensitivity to parallelism in the absence of surface transfer. Furthermore, the results cast doubt on two conventional theoretical claims: that the parallelism effect has a syntactic basis and that it is uniquely linked to instances of surface anaphora (Hankamer & Sag, 1976).

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This article appears in Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 31, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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