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One way of 'restricting linguistic theory' is the L-view: place sufficient restrictions on the allowable rules of grammars so as to reduce their generative power. Another way is the G-view: disallow certain grammars, regardless of whether this results in a reduction of generative capacity. The...
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...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2018: The project will document languages belonging to the Central Totonac branch of the Totonacan language family, which are in danger of extinction. Languages contain irreplaceable records of a people's knowledge of their natural environment and their cultural, social, and...
The Comparative Effects of Traditional, Vocabulary, and Grammar Instruction on the Reading Comprehension and Fluency of High School English Language LearnersDownload
To meet the academic demands of high school content courses such as science, English language learners (ELL) require more exposure to academic language than they currently receive (Wong Fillmore, 2014). Although vocabulary is a key source of difficulty for students’ comprehension of science texts...