Chapter 6. Near-Nativeness

  1. Catherine J. Doughty and
  2. Michael H. Long
  1. Antonella Sorace

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756492.ch6

The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

How to Cite

Sorace, A. (2003) Near-Nativeness, in The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (eds C. J. Doughty and M. H. Long), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756492.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631217541

Online ISBN: 9780470756492

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Keywords:

  • second language acquisition;
  • near-nativeness;
  • grammars;
  • optionality;
  • linguistics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Perspectives on Near-Nativeness and Empirical Evidence

  • A Different Perspective on Near-Nativeness: Optionality

  • Constraints on Optionality

  • L1 Optionality as a Consequence of L2 Near-Nativeness

  • Conclusions