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Title: Knowledge of Reflexives in A Second Language
Written By: Margaret Thomas

This study addresses the debate about whether adult language learners have access to the principles and parameters of universal grammar in constructing the grammar of a second language -- and concludes that they do. Japanese, English and Spanish are used.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 155619241X
ISBN-13: 9781556192418
Pages: 234
Prices: U.S. $ 134
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027224692
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