Universal Grammar Plays a Minor Role in Second Language Acquisition
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- Universal Grammar; Second Language Acquisition; foreign language learning.
Based on Chomsky, Universal Grammar (UG) refers to the common principles and features of human language. This essay aims to indicate that UG plays a minor role in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) through providing a series of supporting ideas. These ideas contain (1) the knowledge of second language was acquired through some other senses of human brains, which was not through language sense—Universal Grammar, (2) Native Language (NL) plays a major in SLA, and (3) Bley-Vorman’s Fundamental Difference Hypothesis.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhanwen Song PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Universal Grammar Plays a Minor Role in Second Language Acquisition BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Innovation and Education, Law and Social Sciences (IELSS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 31 EP - 34 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ielss-19.2019.7 DO - 10.2991/ielss-19.2019.7 ID - Song2019/08 ER -