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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
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ERIC Number: EJ116071
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Publication Date: 1974
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Is There a "Natural Sequence" in Adult Second Language Learning?
Bailey, Nathalie; And Others
Language Learning, 24, 2, 235-243, Dec 74
A test administered to 73 adults learning English as a second language revealed a highly consistent order of relative difficulty in the use of eight functors across different language backgrounds. This study also confirmed earlier results indicating that children and adults use common strategies and process linguistic data similarly. (Author/KM)
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