Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

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Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
Author: Richard Towell, Roger Hawkins
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Publication date: 1994
ISBN: 1853592358
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.

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