ERIC Number: EJ527795
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Negation in Early German-English Interlanguage: More Valueless Features in the L2 Initial State.
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
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: The L2 Initial State.