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ERIC Number: EJ937979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
It Is Time to Work toward Explicit Processing Models for Native and Second Language Speakers
Indefrey, Peter
Applied Psycholinguistics, v27 n1 p66-69 2006
In their target article, Clahsen and Felser (CF) review studies that they and others have conducted in recent years to confirm the dual mechanism hypothesis and to extend its application to first and second language (L1 and L2) learners. They interpret the findings as supporting both the dual mechanism hypothesis and the claim that the sentence-level processing of L2 but not L1 learners shows "striking" differences compared to adult native speakers. I argue that an exclusive focus on the "representation" of linguistic knowledge is insufficient for understanding the real-time "processes" in morphological production and sentence comprehension.
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Language: English
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