ERIC Number: EJ405411
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Language Universals and Second-Language Acquisition.
Gass, Susan M.
Language Learning, v39 n4 p497-534 Dec 1989
An examination of second-language acquisition research assumptions argues that second language data are important to understanding the nature of language. Exploration of theoretical underpinnings and empirical evidence relating to language universals indicates that research must consider how disparate facts of language are conceptually related before their effects on second-language acquisition can be predicted. (89 references) (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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