ERIC Number: EJ623360
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Mental Design and (Second) Language Epistemology: Adjectival Restrictions of Wh-Quantifiers and Tense in English-French Interlanguage.
Dekydtspotter, Laurent; Sprouse, Rex A.
Second Language Research, v17 n1 p1-35 Jan 2001
Addresses the issue of second language (L2) epistemology assuming Chomsky's (1995) discussion of the place of universal grammar in mental design. Discusses interaction of adjectival restriction in interrogative expressions, contrasts plausibility of nativist and non-nativist approaches to the etiology of such grammatical knowledge, an reports results of a study of sensitivity to these interactions by English-French acquirers. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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