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Journal Title: EUROSLA Yearbook
Volume/Issue:   12/
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. viii, 217 pp.

Table of Content



Is the heritage language like a second language?
Silvina A. Montrul

Contrasted and maintained information in a narrative task: Analysis of texts in English and Italian as L1s and L2s
Patrizia Giuliano

Pragmatic development in Chinese speakers’ L2 English refusals
Wei Ren

On the relationship between sociolinguistic and grammatical development: A longitudinal case-study of L2 French
Martin Howard

Personality and L2 use: The advantage of being openminded and self-confident in an immigration context
Katarzyna Ożańska-Ponikwia and Jean-Marc Dewaele

A contextual perspective on oral L2 fluency
Els Schoonjans

Task complexity and interaction: (Combined) effects on task-based performance in Dutch as a second language
Marije C. Michel, Folkert Kuiken and Ineke Vedder

Second language effects on ambiguity resolution in the first language
Christie Brien and Laura L. Sabourin
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 23.3465