Processability theory

Processability theory is a theory and a model for learning languages developed by Manfred Pienemann at Newcastle University [ [http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/staff/profile/manfred.pienemann A-Z - School of Education Communication and Language Sciences - Newcastle University ] ] that touches the linguistic structures that surface in the learning of a second language. [ [http://www.hw.ac.uk/langWWW/eurosla/abstracts/gpallotti.htm Nieuwe pagina 1 ] ] The theory has been used as a framework by several scientists from Europe and Australia. [http://www.processability.net/cms/images/files/References/pt_references.pdf]

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