Contents: Language acquisition and the theory of Universal Grammar – Lexicon and syntax in the Principles and Parameters Theory
– The Functional Parametrisation Hypothesis and the acquisition of German word order in child vs. adult language acquisition
– Modularity of mind and the Critical Period Hypothesis: Language-specific vs. general learning mechanisms – Core issues of
the UG Hypothesis of adult second language acquisition – The Developmental Problem in child vs. adult language acquisition
– Linguistic variation and the theory of self-organisation – Chaos theory, (adult) language acquisition and diachronic language
change: dynamic processes in the development of grammars.