Chapter 30. Second Language Acquisition and Ultimate Attainment

  1. Bernard Spolsky and
  2. Francis M. Hult
  1. David Birdsong and
  2. Jee Paik

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694138.ch30

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics

How to Cite

Birdsong, D. and Paik, J. (2008) Second Language Acquisition and Ultimate Attainment, in The Handbook of Educational Linguistics (eds B. Spolsky and F. M. Hult), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694138.ch30

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154109

Online ISBN: 9780470694138

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Keywords:

  • second language acquisition;
  • grammars;
  • syntactic configurations;
  • ultimate attainment;
  • morphosyntax

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Nativelike Ultimate Attainment

  • Factors in Ultimate Attainment

  • The Age Function and Ultimate Attainment

  • Cognitive Aging and Biological Aging

  • Psycho-Social Variables and Nativelikeness

  • Future Directions