Referential and expletive subjects at the end-state of English L2 acquisition

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Abstract

This study investigates the acquisition of referential and expletive subjects in advanced and near-native English by L1 speakers of French and European Portuguese. Its results Its findings suggest that the syntax of subjects may give rise to significant developmental delays depending on L1-L2 combinations, but is completely acquirable in an L2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages70-71
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 11 May 201713 May 2017
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education
Abbreviated titleICMME 17
CountryPortugal
CityBraga
Period11/05/1713/05/17
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Keywords

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • null subjects
  • super-subset relation
  • aquisição de segunda língua
  • sujeitos nulos
  • relação super-subset

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    Teixeira, J. (2017). Referential and expletive subjects at the end-state of English L2 acquisition. 70-71. Abstract from International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education, Braga, Portugal.