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Book: Individual Differences and Processing Instruction

Chapter: 4. Age and the Effects of Processing Instruction on the Acquisition of English Passive Constructions among School Children and Adult Native Speakers of Turkish

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21682


In this chapter, the authors provide further evidence in support of the Age Hypothesis and the Native Language Hypothesis by measuring the effects of processing instruction on the acquisition of English passive constructions among school-age and adult native speakers of Turkish. Processing instruction was used in this study to alter one of the processing strategies captured by VanPatten’s (1996) First Noun Principle (P2).

Chapter Contributors

  • Alessandro G. Benati ( - book-auth-276) 'University of Greenwich'