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ERIC Number: EJ910344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
The Acquisition and Teaching of the Spanish Subjunctive: An Update on Current Findings
Collentine, Joseph
Hispania, v93 n1 p39-51 Mar 2010
I provide an update on the state of the art of the research--the last one being Collentine (2003)--on the acquisition of the function of the subjunctive and mood selection, as well as the research's implications for pedagogy. The article considers what we currently know about the role of universal grammar, psycholinguistic perspectives on the acquisition of the subjunctive--with special attention given to the second language context--as well as the impact of study abroad. I conclude with recommendations for curriculum and materials designers and directions for future research. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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