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Title: The Acquisition of Relative Clauses in Relation to Language Typology
Author: Bernard Comrie
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Homepage: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/staff/comrie/home.php
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Typology
Abstract: The articles that constitute the body of this journal issue present rich empirical evidence and theoretical reasoning that relate to the acquisition of relative clauses (RCs). Most are concerned with SLA, more specifically with the acquisition of East Asian languages (in particular, Japanese and Korean) by those who are already speakers of other languages,
including European languages. The article by Yip and Matthews (this issue) is slightly different in that it documents the bilingual acquisition of Cantonese and English by children, with English being acquired with a slight lag relative to Cantonese, but, like the other articles, it also provides evidence of the confrontation of European and East Asian
languages in the general area of language acquisition.

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This article appears IN Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 29, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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