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ERIC Number: EJ1082231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
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ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Interlanguage Theory and Emergentism: Reconciliation in Second Language Developmental Index Studies
Wang, Wenting
English Language Teaching, v2 n1 p31-36 Mar 2009
The present paper generally reviews the history of second language (L2) researchers' efforts in an attempt to find such an index and the possible reasons for the difficulties in establishing the developmental index from both the theoretical and the empirical viewpoints. Two contradictory views--interlanguage theory and emergentism--can finally be reconciled so as to have a comprehensive view of second language acquisition (SLA) process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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