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The Role of Universal Grammar in Second Language Acquisition

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DOI: 10.23977/ICEMESS2023.059


Yunshan Chi, Mengyao Li

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Yunshan Chi


This paper focuses on the influence of universal grammar(UG) on second language acquisition. This study reviews the current research asserting that UG affects second language acquisition and compares the differences in UG between native language learners and second language learners by analyzing the specific parameters. In the context of the second language, recognizing the impact of UG can broaden the perspective of second language learners and teachers on interlanguage use. The research on the effects of UG can provide pedagogical insights for second language teachers and learners as well.


Universal grammar, Parameter, L1, L2

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