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Discontinuity in second language acquisition: The switch between statistical and grammatical learning

Discontinuity in second language acquisition: The switch between statistical and grammatical learning

Rastelli, Stefano (2014) Discontinuity in second language acquisition: The switch between statistical and grammatical learning. Second Language Acquisition, 80 . Multilingual Matters, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781783092468

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Abstract

With a particular focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process and thus that some items might be learned twice, statistically and grammatically. It argues that the switch from one way of learning to another is statistically-driven and grammatically motivated. The volume brings together and discusses insights and evidence from learner corpora analysis and electrophysiological data in an attempt to provide the reader with a unified outlook and it suggests a new, developmentally-oriented interpretation of findings. The topics discussed will be of interest to researchers working in the field of psycho- and neurolinguistics and SLA.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Declarative memory, Discontinuity hypothesis, L2 grammar, Procedural memory, Sentence, Second language acquisition, Study and teaching, Language and languages study and teaching, Grammar, Linguistics, Statistical methods, Applied linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 14:45
Selected for GREAT 2016: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14691

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