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Journal Title: Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Volume/Issue:   31/1
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Word Class Distinctions in Second Language Acquisition
by Eve Zyzik, Clara Azevedo
pp 1-29

How Involved Are American L2 Learners of Spanish in Lexical Input
by Diana Pulido
pp 31-58

The Role of is in the Acquisition
by Ineke van de Craats
pp 59-92

Native Speakers’ Versus L2 Learners’
by Nigel G. Duffield, Ayumi Matsuo
pp 93-123

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Forensic Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Spanish
 
LL Issue: 20.579