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Experimental Approaches to Ergative Languages  

Nicholas Longenbaugh and Maria Polinsky

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Jun 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter summarizes major results in the domain of experimental approaches to ergativity, focusing on three major topics. First, it discusses studies that explore the competition ... More

Integrating the Four Skills: Current and Historical Perspectives  

Eli Hinkel

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
In the contemporary world of second language teaching, most professionals largely take it for granted that language instruction is naturally divided into discrete skill sets, typically ... More

Research in Corpus Linguistics  

Douglas Biber, Randi Reppen, and Eric Friginal

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Corpus linguistics is a research approach that has developed over the past few decades to support empirical investigations of language variation and use, resulting in research findings ... More

Second Occurrence Focus  

Stefan Baumann

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Jul 2016
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Nov 2014
A ‘Second Occurrence Focus’ (SOF) is the semantic focus of a focus sensitive operator (like only) which is contextually given. SOF has been claimed to be phonologically unmarked, which ... More

Words in Second Language Learning and Teaching  

Frank Boers

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Jun 2015
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Mar 2014
This chapter describes some of the challenges that learners face when they wish to build a sizeable vocabulary in a second language and discusses proposals for helping learners meet those ... More

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