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elicited imitation


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


is a research technique aiming at revealing learners’ grammatical competence (see competence/performance ) by requiring them to repeat sentences, the argument being that, when their capacity is strained, their mistakes will reveal their underlying rule system. It was used in L1 acquisition around the early 1970s and has been found sporadically in L2 research since. ( 1973 ). The comparison of language development in native children and foreign adults . IRAL , 11/1 , 13 – 28 . ( 1987 ). A Parameter-setting Model of L2 Acquisition . Dordrecht : Reidel . ( 1973 ). Elicited imitation as a research tool in developmental psycholinguistics . In , Studies of Child Language . New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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