ERIC Number: EJ410413
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Universals and Second Language Acquisition: Some Comments on the State of Current Theory.
Carroll, Susanne; Meisel, Jurgen M.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v12 n2 p201-08 Jun 1990
Argues for a shift in emphasis in the investigation of universals in second-language acquisition. To construct a psycholinguistically plausible theory of acquisition, research must proceed simultaneously on the elaboration of several theories regarding computation consistent with human biology, structural universals and variation, meaning, and pragmatics. (30 references) (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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