Research Publications (Linguistics)
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- 2English as a second language
- 2Language acquisition
- 2Second language learning
- 1Comparative analysis
- 1Language impairments
Lexical acquisition over time in minority first language children learning English as a second languageDownload
The English second language development of 19 children (mean age at outset = 5 years, 4 months) from various first language backgrounds was examined every 6 months for 2 years, using spontaneous language sampling, parental questionnaires, and a standardized receptive vocabulary test. Results...
The acquisition of tense in English: Distinguishing child second language from first language and specific language impairmentDownload
This study reports on a comparison of the use and knowledge of tense-marking morphemes in English by first language (L1), second language (L2), and specific language impairment (SLI) children. The objective of our research was to ascertain whether the L2 children’s tense acquisition patterns were...