ERIC Number: EJ557053
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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On the Origin of the Basic Variety.
Second Language Research, v13 n4 p367-73 Oct 1997
Discusses points made in a previous paper, arguing that the presence of the basic word order Agent-Verb-Patient in the Basic Variety (BV) may reflect the salience of this word order in the target language as suggested by comparable data from creoles. Although the BV may serve the communicative functions of true languages, they may not fulfill their cognitive function. (four references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Note: Special issue: Introducing the Basic Variety. For related articles, see FL 527 660-664.