ERIC Number: EJ637415
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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First Language Acquisition. . .Second Language Acquisition: "What's Hecuba to Him or He to Hecuba?
Second Language Research, v17 n4 p329-44 Oct 2001
Examines the possible and specific relationships between first language (L1) acquisition and second language (L2) acquisition to show that a number of assumptions warrant closer inspection. Explores problems in distinguishing L1 from L2 acquisition from three different perspectives: individual language learner histories, the data, and the mechanisms proposed to account for the two types of acquisition. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: Special issue: Explanations and Scientific Method in Second Language Research.