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Title: The continuous constructing of linguistic pathways in the early stages of SLA
Paper URL: http://seer.ufrgs.br/organon/article/view/28838/17508
Author: Fernando Gonçalves Ferreira-Junior
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Homepage: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4773337313391912
Institution: Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Abstract: In this paper I present the results of a more qualitative analysis of English L2 learner longitudinal data recently published (Ferreira-Junior, 2008; Ellis & Ferreira-Junior, 2009a, 2009b). It provides further evidence for the role of collocations in the early stages of SLA and sheds some light on how structure may emerge from the dynamics of an emergent mental lexicon. Some collocational networks analyses are carried out, results presented and discussed. Collocational networks provide a new way to look at an old problem; as seen throughout this paper, a more individual qualitative analysis into the utterances produced by the learners along the whole data collection period reveal more clearly some important developmental aspects of interlanguage, characterized by chunking processes in construction learning through emergent and entrenched collocational patterns. The constructional processes are continuous inasmuch as they constantly allow new pathways to emerge along the structuring and entrenchment processes of SLA.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Organon
Publication Info: v.26, n. 51, pages 145-169, July-December 2011.
URL: http://seer.ufrgs.br/organon/article/view/28838/17508


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