L2 = L1 Hypothesis or Identity Hypothesis

L2 = L1 Hypothesis L2 = L1 Hypothesis (also known as the ‘identity hypothesis’) has received considerable attention in SLA research as it raises a number of important theoretical issues (Clahsen, 1990). These concern whether the language acquisition device which mentalists claim is responsible for L1 acquisition is available to L2 learners. The similarities in … Read more


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