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Individual Differences in First and Second Language Ultimate Attainment and their Causes

D?browska, Ewa / Andringa, Sible

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Most language acquisition researchers assume, either implicitly or explicitly, that all first language learners converge on the same grammar. This outcome contrasts sharply with the outcome of L2 acquisition, which is characterized by large individual differences, particularly in adult learners. Futhermore, adult learners rarely, if ever, attain native-like competence. In this issue, eminent scholars from both first and second language acquisition investigate potential causes of individual differences in ultimate attainment. In doing so, they challenge the concept of nativeness and the role of the native speaker in ultimate attainment, they provide further insight into how cognitive ability affects acquisition and attainment, and they problematize the role of time and temporal grainsize in studying ultimate attainment. Taken together, the work presented in this issue provides expectations and lays out the challenges before us on the road to understanding the caues of individual differences in ultimate attainment.

Sible Andringa and Ewa Dabrowska
Individual Differences in First and Second Language
Ultimate Attainment and Their Causes..................................................................................5-12

Patricia J. Brooks and Vera Kempe
More Is More in Language Learning:
Reconsidering the Less-Is-More Hypothesis...........................................................................13-41

Maja Curcic, Sible Andringa, and Folkert Kuiken
The Role of Awareness and Cognitive Aptitudes in L2 Predictive Language Processsing................42-71

Ewa Dabrowska
Experience, Aptitude, and Individual Differences in Linguistic Attainment:
A Comparison of Native and Nonnative Speakers....................................................................72-100

Catherine J. Doughty
Cognitive Language Aptitude...............................................................................................101-126

Gisela Granena and Yucel Yilmaz
Corrective Feedback and the Role of Implicit Sequence-Learning Ability
in L2 Online Performace.....................................................................................................127-156

Jan H. Hulstijn
An Individual-Differences Framework for Comparing Nonnative with Native Speakers:
Perspectives From BLC Theory............................................................................................157-183

Wander M. Lowie and Marjolijn H. Verspoor
Individual Differences and the Ergodicity Problem..................................................................184-206

Simone E. Pfenninger and David Singleton
Starting Age Overshadowed: The Primacy of Differential Environmental and Family
Support Effects on Second Language Attainment in an Instructional Context.............................207-234

Index..............................................................................................................................235-236
Ewa D?browska is Alexander von Humboldt Professor in Language and Cognition at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg as well as Profressor of Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses around three main themes: individual differences in linguistic knowledge in both native and non-native speakers and their causes; the mental status of linguistic units and generalizations, and the role of lexically specific units in language acquisition and production.

Sible Andringa is Assitant Professor in the Department of Dutch studies at the University of Amsterdam. His work focuses on the role of input, instruction and awareness in early and late second language learning.