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ERIC Number: EJ527795
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Negation in Early German-English Interlanguage: More Valueless Features in the L2 Initial State.
Eubank, Lynn
Second Language Research, v12 n1 p73-106 Jan 1996
Expands on a view of "Valueless Features"--which suggests that the second-language (L2) initial state is distinct from natural language grammars because transfer obliterates the values associated with features located under functional heads--by examining data on the L2 acquisition of English by speakers of German. Despite important differences between French-English and the German-English data, Valueless Features extend in a fairly natural way. (35 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Note: Special issue: The L2 Initial State.