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Recent corpus studies have shown that learners of English are aware of systematic associations between verbs and their preferred argument structures to an extent that is similar to that of a native speaker of English (e.g., Gries and Wulff, 2005). Given evidence for similarly systematic associations in native speaker data at the lexis–morphology interface(More)
This paper combines data from learner corpora and psycholinguistic experiments in an attempt to find out what advanced learners of English (first language backgrounds German and Spanish) know about a range of common verbargument constructions (VACs), such as the ‘V about n’ construction (e.g. she thinks about chocolate a lot). Learners’ dominant verb-VAC(More)
Syntactic complexity has been an area of significant interest in L2 writing development studies over the past 45 years. Despite the regularity in which syntactic complexity measures have been employed, the construct is still relatively under-developed, and, as a result, the cumulative results of syntactic complexity studies can appear opaque. At least three(More)
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In Deutschland sind jedes Jahr etwa 1000 Menschen neu von einer Querschnittlähmung betroffen. Häufigste Ursache sind Unfälle mit Frakturen im Bereich der Wirbelsäule. Die Läsionshöhe wird durch das letzte noch intakte Rückenmarksegment definiert. Die Diagnose „Querschnitt unterhalb C6“ (sub C6) bedeutet, dass das letzte noch intakte Segment C6 ist.(More)
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