Series | SAIL
Edited book | Journeys in Portuguese Language
Chapter | Travessias em português

Travessias em português

Reflexões naturalistas sobre línguas em sala de aula


The naturalistic reflection on languages directs, in the acquisition of another language, for the hypothesis that there are grammars in construction, there are no errors. These grammars may reveal moments of bottlenecks, in which the target language parameters do not correspond to those of the learner’s language. The grammaticality (or not) of the bare singular, productive only in Brazilian Portuguese, describes different grammars. This essay argues that this may be a bottleneck and suggests that talking about the grammars involved in the acquisition process may support in acquisition.

Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: Oct. 2, 2019 | Accepted: July 28, 2020 | Published Dec. 9, 2020 | Language: pt

Keywords Language acquisition Grammar Linguistic naturalism Psycholinguistics Portuguese

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