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Journal Title: Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
Volume/Issue:   2/3
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 117 pp.

Table of Contents

Keynote epistemological article

Different speakers, different grammars: Individual differences in native language attainment
Ewa Dąbrowska
219–253

Commentaries

Three perspectives on non-uniform linguistic attainment
David Birdsong
255–259

Individual differences in native language attainment and their implications for research on second language acquisition
Robert H. DeKeyser
260–263

Variable competence
Nick C. Ellis
264–268

A lifespan perspective on individual differences in grammatical abilities
Pamela A. Hadley and Matthew Rispoli
269–272

Different speakers but same Language Acquisition Device?
Jan H. Hulstijn
273–276

Individual differences in native speakers and the broader picture: Socioeconomic status and neuroplasticity
Eric Pakulak
277–280

Individual variation and constraints on language learning
Colin Phillips
281–286

How linguistic performance may differ across speakers
Eric Reuland
287–292

Empty myth-making
Thomas Roeper
293–297

Why and how individual differences matter for linguistic theory and experimental research but not for UG
Petra Schulz
298–303

We need an integrated, multiple-predictor model of native language proficiency
Irina A. Sekerina
304–307

Individual differences in native speakers’ competence: Implications for learning mechanisms and first language acquisition
Ludovica Serratrice
308–313

Individual differences in L1 achievement impact L2 learning
Richard L. Sparks
314–318

The straight and narrow path
Anne Vainikka and Martha Young-Scholten
319–323

Response to the commentaries

Explaining individual differences in linguistic proficiency
Ewa Dąbrowska
324–335
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 23.4113