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Modularity in Second Language Acquisition

  1. Michael Sharwood Smith

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0772

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Sharwood Smith, M. 2012. Modularity in Second Language Acquisition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Modules, in any branch of science and engineering, will be defined as units that have a special function.


  • bilingualism;
  • cognitive science;
  • first language acquisition;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • second language acquisition;
  • theoretical linguistics