ERIC Number: EJ557051
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
The Basic Variety (or: Couldn't Natural Languages Be Much Simpler?).
Klein, Wolfgang; Perdue, Clive
Second Language Research, v13 n4 p301-47 Oct 1997
Discusses the implications of the tendency of adult second-language learners to develop a well-structured, simple form of language outside the classroom, i.e. the Basic Variety (BV). Focuses on the structural properties of the BV, the status of these properties and the reasons why some structural properties of "fully fledged" languages are more complex. (77 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue: Introducing the Basic Variety. For related articles, see FL 527 661-664.