Language Universals and Second Language Acquisition

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This volume consists of papers presented at the Conference on Language Universals and Second Language Acquisition, University of Southern California, February 1982. Published with the papers are the remarks of the originally assigned discussants. The collection represents an important cross-fertilization between research in grammatical theory and in second language acquisition. Topics dealt with in a number of the papers include word order, markedness, core grammar, accessability hierarchies, and simplified registers. The range of universals discussed embraces phonology, syntax, semantics, and discourse. Universals are also considered with reference to ontology, psychological reality, and evaluation metrics.
[Typological Studies in Language, 5]  1984.  ix, 264 pp.
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Table of Contents
William E. Rutherford
Why linguists need laguage acquirers
Bernard Comrie
Comments on the paper by Comrie
Josh Ard
Second laguage acquisition and the ontology of laguage universals
Susan M. Gass and Josh Ard
Comments on the paper by Gass and Ard
Lorraine E. Kumpf
Reply to Kumpf’s Comments
Susan M. Gass and Josh Ard
Universals, typologies, and interlanguage
Fred Eckman
Comments on the paper by Eckman
Carol Lord
Universals of discourse structure and second language acquisition
T. Givón
Comments on the paper by Givón
John H. Schumann
The language bioprogram hypothesis and second language acquisition
Derek Bickerton
Comments on the paper by Bickerton
Charles A. Ferguson
A universal input condition
Jacquelyn Schachter
Uniformity and source-language variation across developmental continua
Helmut Zobl
Comments on the paper by Zobl
Carmen Silva-Corvalán
In what ways are language universals psychologically real?
Kenji Hakuta
Comments on the paper by Hakuta
Evelyn Hatch
Reply to Hatch’s comments
Kenji Hakuta
Repertoire universals, markedness, and second language acquisition
Charles A. Ferguson
Index to references
Index to languages
“Already an outstanding collection, the value of the papers in Language Universals and Second Language Acquisition is further enhanced by the frequently insightful critiques following each paper.”
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