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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: 'Declarative and procedural memory as individual differences in second language acquisition'
Author: KaraMorgan-Short
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Institution: 'University of Illinois at Chicago'
Author: MandyLFaretta-Stutenberg
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Homepage: 'https://niu.academia.edu/MandyFarettaStutenberg'
Institution: 'University of Illinois at Chicago'
Author: Katherine A.Brill-Schuetz
Institution: 'University of Illinois at Chicago'
Author: HelenCarpenter
Institution: 'Upper-Story Consulting'
Author: Patrick C. M.Wong
Institution: 'Chinese University of Hong Kong'
Linguistic Field: 'Language Acquisition; Syntax'
Abstract: This study examined how individual differences in cognitive abilities account for variance in the attainment level of adult second language (L2) syntactic development. Participants completed assessments of declarative and procedural learning abilities. They subsequently learned an artificial L2 under implicit training conditions and received extended comprehension and production practice using the L2. Syntactic development was assessed at both early and late stages of acquisition. Results indicated positive relationships between declarative learning ability and syntactic development at early stages of acquisition and between procedural learning ability and development at later stages of acquisition. Individual differences in these memory abilities accounted for a large amount of variance at both stages of development. The findings are consistent with theoretical perspectives of L2 that posit different roles for these memory systems at different stages of development, and suggest that declarative and procedural memory learning abilities may predict L2 grammatical development, at least for implicitly trained learners.

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This article appears in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 17, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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