ERIC Number: EJ935989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Parametric Variation in Acquisition and Diachronic Change: A Response to the Commentaries
Meisel, Jurgen M.
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v14 n2 p165-172 Apr 2011
The starting hypothesis of the keynote article (KA) is that language acquisition plays an essential role in processes leading to grammatical change. Consequently, a minimal requirement, to be met by explanations of diachronic change is that they rely on mechanisms which are operative in acquisition. The KA is therefore an appeal for interdisciplinary cooperation between historical linguistics and acquisition research.
Descriptors: Language Variation, Diachronic Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Role, Grammar, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperation, Language Research
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