Publication details [#58755]

Granena, Gisela. 2014. Language Aptitude and Long-term Achievement in Early Childhood L2 Learners. Applied Linguistics 35 (4) : 483–503.
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Oxford University Press


This study indicates a link between language aptitude, test, and target structure. Language aptitude appears significantly linked to early second language learners’ achievement in structures comprising grammatical agreement on the non-speeded-response grammaticality judgement (GJT) test. This was read as demonstrating aptitude's compensatory role in structures for which age impact is the strongest.