ERIC Number: EJ603514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Three Misconceptions about Age and L2 Learning.
Marinova-Todd, Stefka H.; Marshall, D. Bradford; Snow, Catherine E.
TESOL Quarterly, v34 n1 p9-34 Spr 2000
Discusses the effects of age on second language acquisition, considering recent data and highlighting the misconceptions. Claims that proponents of the critical period hypothesis have misinterpreted research on speed of acquisition, misattributed age differences to neurobiological factors, and misemphasized poor language learners in research on adult second language learning, while neglecting successful adult learners. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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