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Second language acquisition and universal grammar [electronic resource] / Lydia White.

By: White, Lydia, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics: Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xv, 316 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511077858 (electronic bk.); 9780511077852 (electronic bk.); 0511076282; 9780511076282; 9780511815065 (electronic bk.); 0511815069 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Second language acquisition | Grammar, Comparative and general | Interlanguage (Language learning) | Principles and parameters (Linguistics) | REFERENCE | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Alphabets & Writing Systems | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Spelling | Acquisition d'une langue seconde | Grammaire universelle | Interlangue | Langue seconde -- Acquisition | Grammaire compar�ee et g�en�erale | Interlangue (Apprentissage des langues) | Principes et param�etres (Linguistique) | Tweedetaalverwerving | Universele grammatica | Aquisi�c�ao da linguagem | Ling�u�istica aplicada | Gram�atica | Ensino de l�ingua estrangeira | Universalgrammatik | FremdsprachenlernenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Second language acquisition and universal grammar.DDC classification: 418 Other classification: 17.43 | 5,3 | DP 4200 | ER 715 | ER 925 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Universal grammar and language acquisition -- Principles of universal grammar in L2 acquisition -- The initial state -- Grammars beyond the initial state: parameters and functional categories -- The transition problem, triggering and input -- Morphological variability and the morphology/syntax interface -- Argument structure -- Ultimate attainment: the nature of steady state.
Summary: This authoritative textbook provides a linguistic perspective on second language acquisition. It argues for a role for Universal Grammar in second language acquisition. Theories as to the role of Universal Grammar and the extent of language transfer are presented and discussed, together with relevant empirical research.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-311) and index.

Universal grammar and language acquisition -- Principles of universal grammar in L2 acquisition -- The initial state -- Grammars beyond the initial state: parameters and functional categories -- The transition problem, triggering and input -- Morphological variability and the morphology/syntax interface -- Argument structure -- Ultimate attainment: the nature of steady state.

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This authoritative textbook provides a linguistic perspective on second language acquisition. It argues for a role for Universal Grammar in second language acquisition. Theories as to the role of Universal Grammar and the extent of language transfer are presented and discussed, together with relevant empirical research.

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