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ERIC Number: EJ535865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
How Native Is Near-Native? The Issue of Ultimate Attainment in Adult Second Language Acquisition.
White, Lydia; Genesee, Fred
Second Language Research, v12 n3 p233-65 1996
Develops criteria to establish whether a second language (L2) speaker has achieved native-like proficiency. The study compares the performance of near-native speakers of English, non-native speakers, and controls on two tasks designed to tap aspects of Universal Grammar claimed to be subject to critical period effects. Findings reveal that native-like competence in an L2 is achievable, even by older L2 learners. (51 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada