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ERIC Number: EJ1134946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Processing Determinism
O'Grady, William
Language Learning, v65 n1 p6-32 Mar 2015
I propose that the course of development in first and second language acquisition is shaped by two types of processing pressures--internal efficiency-related factors relevant to easing the burden on working memory and external input-related factors such as frequency of occurrence. In an attempt to document the role of internal factors, I consider a series of case studies involving contrasts that are rarely instantiated in the input, yet show early mastery. I conclude with some general remarks about the nature of development and the possibility that it unfolds more uniformly than often suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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