Second language acquisition: Theoretical and experimental issues in contemporary research

@article{Epstein1996SecondLA,
  title={Second language acquisition: Theoretical and experimental issues in contemporary research},
  author={S. Epstein and Suzanne Flynn and Gita Martohardjono},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={19},
  pages={677-714}
}
To what extent, if any, does Universal Grammar (UG) constrain second language (L2) acquisition? This is not only an empirical question, but one which is currently investigable. In this context, L2 acquisition is emerging as an important new domain of psycholinguistic research. Three logical possibilities have been articulated regarding the role of UG in L2 acquisition: The first is the “no access” hypothesis that claims that no aspect of UG is available to the L2 learner. The second is the… Expand
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