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ERIC Number: EJ1124995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Subject Expression in L2 Spanish: Convergence of Generative and Usage-Based Perspectives?
Zyzik, Eve
Second Language Research, v33 n1 p33-59 Jan 2017
The extensive literature on subject expression in Spanish makes for rich comparisons between generative (formal) and usage-based (functional) approaches to language acquisition. This article explores how the problem of subject expression has been conceptualized within each research tradition, as well as unanswered questions that both approaches must consider in order to strengthen and refine their positions. The discussion focuses on convergence between the approaches, which stems from the contemporary interest in the syntax-pragmatics interface and some methodological overlap that results from a joint focus on discourse data.
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Language: English
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