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Journal Title: Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Volume/Issue:   29/4
Date: December 2007
Table of Contents: Interpreting Recasts as Linguistic Evidence: The Roles of Linguistic Target, Length, and Degree of Change
by Takako Egi
pp 511-537

Identifying a Foreign Accent in an Unfamiliar Language
by Roy C. Major
pp 539-556

Phonological Memory Predicts Second Language Oral Fluency Gains in Adults
by Irena O'Brien, Norman Segalowitz, Barbara Freed, Joe Collentine
pp 557-581

Double Objects in Spanish as a Second Langauge: Acquisition of Morphosyntax and Semantics
by MarĂ­a Cristina Cuervo
pp 583-615

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Morphology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 18.3214