Extending the Competition Model

  title={Extending the Competition Model},
  author={Brian MacWhinney},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingualism},
  pages={69 - 84}
  • B. MacWhinney
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
This paper presents an extended formulation of the Competition Model. The extended model, called the Unified Competition Model, is designed to account for a larger range of phenomena in first and second language acquisition, including bilingualism. As in the classic version of the Competition Model, competition is at the core of a set of non-modular interacting forces. However, the various inputs to competition are now described in terms of six additional subcomponents: arenas, mappings… 

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