On the first and second language acquisition of spatial language

Kenny Coventry, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Berenice Valdés

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This paper provides a brief overview of some of the main issues concerning the acquisition of spatial language as a first or second language. We first consider spatial language variation and the challenges cross-linguistic language differences present for language learners. We then discuss similarities and differences in first and second language acquisition, concluding with a brief précis of the contributions in this special issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalSpatial Cognition and Computation
Issue number4
Early online date9 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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