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On Processability Theory and second language acquisition

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 May 2003

SUSANNE E. CARROLL
Affiliation:
Applied Linguistics, Institute for English & American Studies, University of Potsdam, PF60 15 53, 14415 Potsdam, Germany. E-mail: carroll@rz.uni-potsdam.de

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Responding to an invitation to comment on Pienemann's paper leaves me on the horns of a dilemma: I think the approach is novel and shows how future second language acquisition (SLA) research can be done. However, it is difficult to judge from the paper what the exact contribution of the theory is to be.

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