Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
Author: Richard Towell, Roger Hawkins
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Publication date: 1994
Number of pages: 292
Format / Quality: PDF
Size: 1,4 MB
This book examines five central issues of second language acquisition: transfer, staged development, cross-learner systematicity, incompleteness and variability. It is argued that the first four of the five central issues receive a more satisfactory account than has been previously provided through an approach based on universal grammar. The fifth – variability – requires an account based on requirements of language use and language processing.