Springer Series in Language and Communication

Metalinguistic Performance and Interlinguistic Competence

Authors: Birdsong, David

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It is often assumed that metalinguistic performance (e.g., detection of ambiguity, judgments of grammaticality) straightforwardly reflects linguistic knowledge. The inadequacies of such an assumption are explored in this volume, which documents the subtleties of the relationship between metalinguistic performance and knowledge of a second language (interlinguistic competence) from the perspectives of language acquisition theory and cognitive and developmental psychology. This thorough and up-to-date examination of metalinguistic phenomena offers insight to those involved in designing elicitation materials, analyzing and interpreting metalinguistic performance data, and applying such evidence to descriptions of interlanguage grammars and to second-language acquisition theory. The book also contributes constructively to the current debate concerning the role of metalinguistic variables in second-language acquisition, that is, how they ultimately affect success or failure in learning a second language.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metalinguistic Performance and Interlinguistic Competence
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Language and Communication
Series Volume
25
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-74124-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-74124-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-74126-5
Series ISSN
0172-620X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 246
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