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ERIC Number: EJ1020512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Omnivorous Representation Might Lead to Indigestion: Commentary on Amaral and Roeper
Slabakova, Roumyana
Second Language Research, v30 n1 p65-70 Jan 2014
This article offers commentary that the Multiple Grammar (MG) language acquisition theory proposed by Luiz Amaral and Tom Roeper (A&R) in the present issue lacks elaboration of the psychological mechanisms at work in second language acquisition. Topics discussed include optionality in a speaker's grammar and the rules of verb position in declarative sentences bilingual speakers must be aware of. The author concludes that A&R's Multiple Grammars approach cannot generate rigorous predictions about learner behavior if it does not specify how learners distinguish between the competing L1 and L2 rules.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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