L2 acquisition of interface properties: Case of Japanese wa and ga
This study investigates the second language (L2) acquisition of interface properties, with special focus on the Japanese particles wa and ga. The choice between wa and ga, which are often referred to as 'topic marker' and 'nominative case marker' respectively, is under influence of semantic (e.g. Noda 1996, Masuoka 1987) and discourse (e.g. Kuno 1975) information; in other words, it is a multiple-interface property (Montrul 2011). Based on the vulnerability in L2 acquisition of interface...[Show more]
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