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Processability theory : explaining developmental sequences

Håkansson, Gisela LU (2013) In AILA Applied Linguistics Series 9. p.111-128
Abstract
This chapter presents a psycholinguistic account of the developmental sequences found in second language acquisition (SLA). Building on Levelt’s (1989) model of speech production, Processability Theory (PT: Pienemann 1998, 2005) proposes that the order in which morpho-syntactic structures are acquired will be controlled by the processing requirements of those structures. The cross- linguistic validity of PT will be illustrated by the analysis of learner data in

some typologically diverse languages. The findings show that the hierarchical sequence of processing procedures is similar across languages, if the emergence criterion is used, and also that the influence of any previously acquired language is constrained by the... (More)
This chapter presents a psycholinguistic account of the developmental sequences found in second language acquisition (SLA). Building on Levelt’s (1989) model of speech production, Processability Theory (PT: Pienemann 1998, 2005) proposes that the order in which morpho-syntactic structures are acquired will be controlled by the processing requirements of those structures. The cross- linguistic validity of PT will be illustrated by the analysis of learner data in

some typologically diverse languages. The findings show that the hierarchical sequence of processing procedures is similar across languages, if the emergence criterion is used, and also that the influence of any previously acquired language is constrained by the processability of the structures. The implications of these findings for SLA research and profiling will be discussed. (Less)
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AILA Applied Linguistics Series
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Garcia Mayo, Maria del Pilar; Gutierrez Mangado, Maria Junkal ; Martinez Adrian, Maria ; ; and
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9
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111 - 128
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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1875-1113
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9789027272225
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9789027205285
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10.1075/aals.9
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English
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  author       = {Håkansson, Gisela},
  editor       = { Garcia Mayo, Maria del Pilar and Gutierrez Mangado, Maria Junkal  and Martinez Adrian, Maria },
  isbn         = {9789027272225 },
  issn         = {1875-1113},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {111--128},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins Publishing Company},
  series       = {AILA Applied Linguistics Series},
  title        = {Processability theory : explaining developmental sequences},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aals.9},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2013},
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