The present chapter focuses on one aspect of Byrnes & Ortega's (2008) description of advancedness; it considers the notion of structural command, not merely in terms of accuracy, but also the multifunctional use of late-acquired complex structures, which we assert provides another window through which we should observe interlanguage (IL) development and advanced oral production. It defines late-acquired structures as those that consist of complex (multiple) form-meaning associations and are only learned once IL development has reached a stage in which L2 learners are able to notice, process, and produce target language on a multifunctional level involving multiple linguistic systems. This definition allows us to problematize advanced grammar in terms of how we identify it and how we understand advancedness.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Second Language Spanish. Definitions, challenges, and possibilities|
|Editors||Mandy R. Menke, Paul A. Malovrh|
|Publisher||John Benjamins Publishing Company|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Name||Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics|
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- Advanced proficiency
- Concept-oriented approach
- L2 Spanish
- Late-acquired structures