ERIC Number: EJ527792
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
What Is the "L2 Initial State"?
Schwartz, Bonnie D.; Eubank, Lynn
Second Language Research, v12 n1 p1-5 Jan 1996
Discusses the scarcity of research on the characterization of the second-language (L2) initial state, where "L2 initial state" refers to the starting point of nonnative grammatical knowledge. The article emphasizes that exploring the mechanisms of "development" of interlanguage requires an understanding of what a particular stage changed "from." (13 references) (CK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: The L2 Initial State.