Journal :: The Modern Language Journal
Construction learning as a function of frequency, frequency distribution, and function
The Modern Language Journal 93(3):370--385, 2009
This article considers effects of construction frequency, form, function, and prototypicality on second language acquisition (SLA). It investigates these relationships by focusing on naturalistic SLA in the European Science Foundation corpus (Perdue, 1993) of the ...
The dynamics of second language emergence: Cycles of language use, language change, and language acquisitionPDF
The Modern Language Journal 92(2):232--249, 2008
This article outlines an emergentist account whereby the limited end-state typical of adult second language learners results from dynamic cycles of language use, language change, language perception, and language learning in the interactions of members of language ...