On the contrastive analysis of features in second language acquisition: uninterpretable gender on past participles in Englishĝ€"French processing

Laurent Dekydtspotter, Claire Renaud

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Abstract

Lardiere's discussion raises important questions about the use of features in second language (L2) acquisition. This response examines predictions for processing of a feature-valuing model vs. a frequency-sensitive, associative model in explaining the acquisition of French past participle agreement. Results from a reading-time experiment support the feature-valuing model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-267
Number of pages13
JournalSecond Language Research
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • French past participles
  • L2 processing
  • agreement
  • features
  • gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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