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ERIC Number: EJ831781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
On the Contrastive Analysis of Features in Second Language Acquisition: Uninterpretable Gender on Past Participles in English-French Processing
Dekydtspotter, Laurent; Renaud, Claire
Second Language Research, v25 n2 p255-267 2009
Lardiere's discussion raises important questions about the use of features in second language (L2) acquisition. This response examines predictions for processing of a feature-valuing model vs. a frequency-sensitive, associative model in explaining the acquisition of French past participle agreement. Results from a reading-time experiment support the feature-valuing model. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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