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dc.contributor.advisorPhilip, William
dc.contributor.advisorReuland, Eric
dc.contributor.authorFeest, Jolanda van der
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-14T11:11:29Z
dc.date.available2008-11-14T11:11:29Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://studenttheses.uu.nl/handle/20.500.12932/10967
dc.description.abstractChildren learning Dutch as their first language do not seem to have problems with the verb-final character of Dutch subordinate clauses as they use it correctly from the beginning (e.g. Klein, 1974). Adults learning Dutch as a second language tend to assume that the language has an SVO order and only modify this as they become more advanced (e.g. Jordens, 1988). Dutch is traditionally assumed to be an SOV language, but this is not uncontroversial. A key question in the matter of second language acquisition is whether or not the adult second language learners have access to UG. In this paper it will be argued that adult L2 learners do not have access to UG, but rely on their general linguistic knowledge and their knowledge of secondary rules in languages that they have learned instead of acquired (Krashen, 1981). This will be illustrated by the experiment conducted for this paper, which tests the usage of verb positions in Dutch subordinate clauses by Icelandic adult second language learners of Dutch.
dc.description.sponsorshipUtrecht University
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleLearning a second language: the availability of Universal Grammar
dc.type.contentMaster Thesis
dc.rights.accessrightsOpen Access
dc.subject.keywordsSLA
dc.subject.keywordsUG
dc.subject.keywordsIcelandic
dc.subject.keywordsDutch
dc.subject.courseuuTaalstructuur en taalvariatie


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