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Since its identification in April 2009, an A(H1N1) virus containing a unique combination of gene segments from both North American and Eurasian swine lineages has continued to circulate in humans. The lack of similarity between the 2009 A(H1N1) virus and its nearest relatives indicates that its gene segments have been circulating undetected for an extended(More)
There has been considerable progress in second language (L2) research at the syntax– semantics interface addressing how syntax can inform phrasal semantics, in terms of interpretive correlates of word order (Slabakova, 2008). This article provides evidence of a flow of information ostensibly in the opposite direction, from meaning to grammar, at the(More)
This article provides a comprehensive synthesis of research on language attrition to date, with a view to establishing a theoretically sound basis for future research in the domain of second language (L2) attrition. We identify the variables that must be tracked in populations who experience language loss, and we develop a general model for the assessment(More)
In recent minimalist approaches to acquisition, there has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of the lexicon in accounts of syntactic variation. This paper extends the view of lexical feature assembly and reassembly articulated by Lardiere into the open-class lexicon and into the realm of motion events. An original L1 experiment reveals that(More)
That word meaning can split into semantic components is a fundamental tenet of theories of lexical semantic, in linguistics and in cognitive psychology. In contrasts to the previous assumptions, Fodor (1998) argues that lexical concepts are 'atomic' rather than compositional and calls into question the validity of lexical semantic research. I examine(More)