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ERIC Number: EJ899174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Review Article: Shallow Draughts--Larsen-Freeman and Cameron on Complexity
Gregg, Kevin R.
Second Language Research, v26 n4 p549-560 Oct 2010
Complexity theory is a field of physics that studies the nature and behavior of complex systems, systems whose elements interact in complex and unpredictable ways. Recent years have seen a number of attempts to extend its scope to the biological and social sciences, and now Larsen-Freeman and Cameron offer a view of applied linguistics from a complexity perspective, claiming to show the relevance of the theory to various aspects of the language sciences. In this review of their book I look at their claims, and point out some of the reasons why these claims do not hold. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Language: English
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