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ERIC Number: EJ400802
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Critical Age, Individual Differences, and Grammar Rules in Adult Language Acquisition.
Westphal, German
Canadian Modern Language Review, v46 n1 p83-102 Oct 1989
Three issues of concern in language acquisition are discussed: (1) apparent attrition of the Language Acquisition Device (LAD) by puberty; (2) observable differences among second-language learners with respect to LAD efficiency; and (3) whether explicit rules of grammar can become part of linguistic competence. (42 references) (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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