Understanding Interfaces

Understanding Interfaces

Second Language Acquisition and First Language Attrition of Spanish Subject Realization and Word Order Variation

eBook - 2013
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By combining theoretical analysis and empirical investigation, this monograph investigates the status of interfaces in Minimalist linguistic theory, second language acquisition and native language attrition. Two major questions are currently under debate: (1) what exactly makes a linguistic phenomenon an 'interface phenomenon', and (2) what is the specific role that the interfaces play in explaining language loss and persistent problems in second language acquisition? Answers to these questions are provided by a theoretical examination of the role that economy and computational efficiency play.
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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