A Dynamic Systems Theory approach to second language acquisition

  title={A Dynamic Systems Theory approach to second language acquisition},
  author={Kees D E B Ot and Wander Lowie and Marjolijn V Erspoor},
  journal={Bilingualism: Language and Cognition},
  pages={7 - 21}
In this article it is argued that language can be seen as a dynamic system, i.e. a set of variables that interact over time, and that language development can be seen as a dynamic process. Language development shows some of the core characteristics of dynamic systems: sensitive dependence on initial conditions, complete interconnectedness of subsystems, the emergence of attractor states in development over time and variation both in and among individuals. The application of tools and… Expand
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