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ROTHMAN, Jason, Fatih BAYRAM, Tanja KUPISCH, Terje LOHNDAL, Marit WESTERGAARD, 2018. Generative Approaches to Second Language (L2) Acquisition and Advanced L2 Proficiency. In: MALOVRH, Paul A., ed., Alessandro G. BENATI, ed.. The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition. Hoboken, NY:Wiley, pp. 72-93. ISBN 978-1-119-26161-2. Available under: doi: 10.1002/9781119261650.ch5

@incollection{Rothman2018Gener-58259, title={Generative Approaches to Second Language (L2) Acquisition and Advanced L2 Proficiency}, year={2018}, doi={10.1002/9781119261650.ch5}, isbn={978-1-119-26161-2}, address={Hoboken, NY}, publisher={Wiley}, booktitle={The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition}, pages={72--93}, editor={Malovrh, Paul A. and Benati, Alessandro G.}, author={Rothman, Jason and Bayram, Fatih and Kupisch, Tanja and Lohndal, Terje and Westergaard, Marit} }

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