Seeing the logical problem of second language acquisition as that of primarily selecting and re-assembling bundles of features anew, Lardiere proposes to dispense with the deductive learning approach and its broad range of consequences subsumed under the concept of parameters. While we agree that feature assembly captures more precisely the complexity of the formĝ€"meaning mapping task in second language acquisition, we disagree with the dismissal of a parametric approach. We argue instead that the notion of parameter is not incompatible with feature assembly, if parameters and features are understood in a particular way.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Second Language Research|
|State||Published - Apr 2009|
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- Linguistics and Language