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Cyclical Learning Processes in Second Language Production


Mary Carroll

This study of adult second language learning focuses on those aspects of syntactic development which show that the orders in which structures appear reflect principles of behaviour organization in language production. These principles facilitate learning under conditions where attentional capacity is limited. Learning to put the structures of a language into practice is characterised by recurrent orders of «automation through repetition». Orders of emergence may be only indirectly related to orders of acquisition.