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The process and rate of acquisition by second language (L2) and bilingual first language (L1) child learners: A case study of Japanese morphology.

Itani-Adams, Yuki; Iwasaki, Junko


This longitudinal study analyzes the acquisition of some aspects of Japanese morphology by two children within the framework of Processability Theory (PT) (Pienemann, 1998a). Both children were acquiring Japanese in an English-Japanese bilingual context, but one was acquiring Japanese as a second language (L2) and the other as a first language (L1) at the time of the study. The study focuses particularly on the process and rate of acquisition by the two children and examines whether they...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences


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