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ERIC Number: EJ1026996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Stability and Change in One Adult's Second Language English Negation
Hauser, Eric
Language Learning, v63 n3 p463-498 Sep 2013
This article reports on how, against a background of relatively stable patterns of second language negation, a Japanese-speaking adult learning English made use of a negative formula, "I don't know," and how, in and through interaction, analyzed it into its component parts and began using "don't" more productively. Making use of the micro-analytic techniques of conversation analysis to analyze data collected over a seven-month period, two relatively stable patterns of negation are described. This is followed by a description of how the learner used the formula and, over time, analyzed it. This often involved repetition and/or self-repair. Changes in how "don't" was used included coming to use it with the verb "like," as well as coming to use it with "you."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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