By Fred Eckman

That linguistics, L2 acquisition and speech pathology impinge on one another in components of important value to every self-discipline seems nearly indisputable. All 3 fields are occupied with the characterization of language in a single shape or one other; and all care for the purchase of language through one section of the inhabitants or one other. yet even supposing those fields of inquiry percentage a common area, the categorical targets of the person disciplines are special in that every methods the matter of language description and acquisition from a distinct point of view. every one box has built services in its respective region of the matter of language description and acquisition. it sort of feels average, then, that every box has whatever to give a contribution to, and whatever to achieve from, the others. it's the aim of this quantity to create a discussion during this quarter that's either fruitful and ongoing.

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B. TYPE II: Forward pronoun anaphora The boss informed the lawyer and he studied the notebook. Subordinate Clauses:  TYPE III: Pre-posed subordinate clause When the man dropped the television the doctor called the child. d. TYPE IV: Pre-posed subordinate clause/forward pronoun anaphora When the professor opened the package, he answered the man. The sentences were equalized in terms of number of syllables; they were also designed to be pragmatically neutral. In addition, all speakers 26 SUZANNE FLYNN were familiar with the lexical items before testing as well as with the experi­ mental tasks.

RESPONSE: The student criticize the engineer to drop the plans. In addition, the speakers converted the subordinate sentence struc­ tures (Types III and IV) to coordinate sentence structures with identical NPs in subject position to a high degree. It is important to note that the speakers convert sentences with pre-posed clauses and forward anaphora (Type IV sentences) to coordinate sentences much more than they do sub­ ordinate sentences that do not involve forward anaphora (Type III sen­ tences).

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