SECOND‐LANGUAGE ACQUISITION FROM A FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE: PRAGMATIC, SEMANTIC, AND PERCEPTUAL STRATEGIES *

@article{Bates1981SECONDLANGUAGEAF,
  title={SECOND‐LANGUAGE ACQUISITION FROM A FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE: PRAGMATIC, SEMANTIC, AND PERCEPTUAL STRATEGIES *},
  author={Elizabeth A. Bates and Brian MacWhinney},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1981},
  volume={379}
}
In her 1977 keynote address to the Stanford Child Language Forum, Susan Ervin-Tripp offered some reflections on all the research that has accumulated in the last decade on semantics, pragmatics, discourse structure, and so~iolinguistics.~~ As a pioneer in all of these areas, Dr. ErvinTripp offered us the following reminder: we never did solve the problem of how grammar is acquired. Although studies of meaning and function are valuable in their own right, they need to be taken one step further… 
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