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Some neurolinguistic evidence regarding variation in interlanguage use: the status of the ‘switch mechanism’

Lorch, Marjorie P. (1995) Some neurolinguistic evidence regarding variation in interlanguage use: the status of the ‘switch mechanism’. In: Eubank, L. and Selinker, L. and Sharwood Smith, M. (eds.) The Current State of Interlanguage: Studies in Honor of William E. Rutherford. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins, pp. 255-263. ISBN 9789027221520.

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Book synopsis: This state-of-the-art volume presents an outstanding collection of 22 studies on current issues facing research in second-language acquisition (SLA). The editors sought contributions for this volume from seasoned veterans of SLA like Lydia White and Susan Gass, from well-known researchers in linguistics and/or first-language acquisition like Haj Ross and Harald Clahsen, and from relative newcomers to the field like India Plough and Jean-Marc Dewaele. The topics covered range from the role of universals at various levels of second-language (L2) knowledge; the way that linguistic knowledge is represented by L2 learners; the changing nature of linguistic theory itself; and the definition of usage phenomena like style shifting and code switching. The introduction to The Current State of Interlanguage gives a concise yet detailed overview of research in the field over the past 10 years, and focuses on the present growing concensus on a number of issues that were at one point highly controversial.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 10:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4155

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