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ERIC Number: EJ1000045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Learning Exponents of Number on First Exposure to an L2
Carroll, Susanne E.; Widjaja, Elizabeth
Second Language Research, v29 n2 p201-229 Apr 2013
Number lends itself to the study of how input interacts with transferred first language (L1) knowledge to facilitate or impede second language (L2) learning. We present data from adult English speakers exposed for the first time to Indonesian, a language that expresses number through bare noun phrases, reduplication and numeral + classifier constructions. Participants were trained on each construction and subsequently tested on both familiar expressions and novel ones. Learners acquired all three constructions. We discuss our results in terms of current theories of second language acquisition. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures and 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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