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Think of a number: learning to make nouns plural in second language acquisition

Charters, Helen; Jansen, Louise; Dao, Loan

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Dao (2007) found that Vietnamese speaking learners of English, produced plural-marking in numeric expressions before producing plural nouns alone. This runs counter to the predictions of Processability Theory (PT) (Pienemann, 1998, 2005, 2007; Pienemann et al., 2005). We use Levelt’s (1989) Theory of Speaking as modelled in Weaver++ (Levelt, Roelofs & Meyer, 1999) to argue that an agreeing combination of a numeral and noun can be produced without feature unification, and thus is no more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60884
Source: CogniTextes
DOI: 10.4000/cognitextes.611
Access Rights: Open Access

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