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The lexicon in second language attrition : what happens when the cat ' s got your tongue ?

@inproceedings{BardoviHarlig2013TheLI,
  title={The lexicon in second language attrition : what happens when the cat ' s got your tongue ?},
  author={Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig and David Stringer},
  year={2013}
}
In this chapter, we expand the conceptual framework of research on second language attrition by invoking an expansive notion of the lexicon, which, in addition to vocabulary, contains items below the word level (i.e., affixes) and above the word level (i.e., phrasal structure stored in long-term memory). Although most syntactic structures are generated and then discarded, a vast number of phrases remain fixed in memory, such that procedural knowledge of grammar may be accessed thro:ugh complex… 
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