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By Philip Herdina

The version provided during this quantity attracts jointly quite a few strands of analysis – moment language acquisition thought, bilingualism learn, dynamic platforms idea – to boost a unique method of this demanding topic. Its major concentration lies at the psycholinguistic dynamics of multilingualism, the approaches of swap in time affecting or extra language platforms.

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Lüdi (1996: 242) makes an attempt to explain the difference by introducing two perspectives, that is exolingual and bilingual perspectives, and during his discussion he points out that codeswitching can occur in language learners and compensatory strategies can also be found in competent mono- and bilingual speakers. In contrast to research tradition, we assume that, from a systems-theoretic point of view, these features can reasonably be viewed as structurally identical. The topic of codeswitching allows us to deal with numerous language mixing phenomena including extrasyntactic codeswitching, intersyntactic codeswitching, borrowing, codemixing and many related aspects whereas research on transfer phenomena has been an issue of SLA research as already pointed out in the previous chapter.

Full access view or dissociative hypothesis The most obvious explanation provided for SLA is that UG is available in SLA. The theory of the accessibility of UG is, however, confronted with two problems: first as already noted, the theory of the accessibility of UG is incompatible with the empirically evidenced inadequate command of L2 observed so frequently. This problem will be referred to as the partial achievement problem. Accessibility theory cannot explain why L1 competence level frequently differs from L2 competence level.

At this state of discussion we propose that multilinguals also work with approximative systems of their target languages as illustrated in Figure 6, which is another way of saying that 46 A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism Figure 6 Approximative systems model LS = language system of native speaker; LS’ = language system of a multilingual speaker; ISP = ideal native speaker proficiency; RSP = rudimentary speaker proficiency; t = time; l = language level their language competence in one or both languages is likely to be restricted.

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