ERIC Number: EJ511934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Aspect Hypothesis Revisited: A Cross-Sectional Study of Tense and Aspect Marking in Interlanguage.
Robison, Richard E.
Applied Linguistics, v16 n3 p344-70 Sep 1995
This article examined the aspect hypothesis, which asserts that verb inflections in early interlanguage systems function primarily as markers of lexical aspect independent of the target language. A study of interviews conducted with 26 Puerto Rican college students grouped into 4 proficiency levels found that the association of inflections with tense increases with proficiency level. (57 references) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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