ERIC Number: ED177898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Analogy Between Decreolization and Second Language Acquisition: Negation.
Stauble, Ann-Marie E.
The language development processes of decreolization and second language acquisition are compared. The decreolization of Guyanese creole negation and the acquisition of the English negative by an adult Spanish speaker are described. Each process is seen as a series of internal changes on a continuum of developmental stages which bring speakers progressively closer to a model. A strong link is suggested between adult language acquisition processes and degree and strength of culture contact. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Decreolization; Guyanese Creole
Note: Paper presented at the Los Angeles Second Language Research Forum (1st, Los Angeles, CA, February 11-13, 1977)