Corsican language learners in a sociolinguis-
tic context in which both formal/institutional and informal/social use of the mi-
nority language is quite restricted.
Keywords: Corsica, adultlanguagelearning, legitimacy, authority, authenticity
In Corsica, creating new speakers of Corsican is a clear language planning prior-
ity. Unlike many of the contexts described in this issue, however, the term “new
speaker” has not appeared as an explicit category in language planning or
everyday discourse. So at this point in the
. The developmental problem of language acquisition 97
4. The maturational schedule of Universal Grammar 113
5. Conclusion 132
Competing Cognitive Systems
1. The problem 137
2. Acquisitional deficits 140
2.1 Biological aspects of adultlanguagelearning 141
2.2 Environmental aspects of tutored language acquisition . 143
3. Cognitive principles in language development 144
4. Cognitive competitors 155
5. Some implications 163
6. Some empirical evidence 171
7. Two models of language learning 178
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