ERIC Number: EJ519953
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Second versus Third Language Acquisition: Is There a Difference?
Klein, Elaine C.
Language Learning, v45 n3 p419-65 Sep 1995
Investigates whether knowing more than one language enhances the learning of lexical items and syntactic constructions in other languages. Multilingual (M1) students outperformed unilinguals in both types of acquisition, suggesting that M1s' heightened metalinguistic skills, enhanced lexical knowledge, and a less conservative learning procedure all trigger the setting of universal grammar parameters. (61 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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