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Title: Grammar and parsing and a transition theory
Author: Alan Juffs
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.pitt.edu/people/faculty/juffs.htm
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics; Syntax
Abstract: The article by Clahsen and Felser (CF) on grammatical processing in language learning is a timely and much-needed synthesis of research on this topic. It correctly identifies both morphological processing and syntactic processing as key areas that require attention. This commentary raises two issues: the relationship between the grammar and the parser, and the need for a transition theory in adult second language (L2) learning.

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This article appears IN Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 27, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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