Edited by Manfred Pienemann and Jörg-U. Keßler
[Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching 1] 2011
► pp. 74–82
This chapter focuses on the role of transfer in Processability Theory which is encapsulated in the “Developmentally Moderated Transfer Hypothesis” (Pienemann 1998; Pienemann, Di Biase, Kawaguchi & Håkansson 2005). The chapter is divided into the following sections: (1) a summary of the DMT Hypothesis, (2) an outline of its rationale (3) a review of some of the key empirical evidence and (4) a discussion of a common misunderstanding relating to the DMT Hypothesis.