Dynamic systems and SLA: The wood and the trees

NICK C. ELLIS
2007 Bilingualism: Language and Cognition  
A DST (Dynamic Systems Theory) characterization of L2 acquisition as an emergent process marks the coming of age of SLA research. It is an important theoretical maturation in that it brings together the many factors that interact in the complex system of language, learning, and use. It is an approach that has been budding for some time (
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