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Forgotten factors in the development of dependent clauses in Swedish as a second language

Martje Wijers (UGent)
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This paper is concerned with the acquisition of Swedish dependent clauses. In a longitudinal study of Belgian foreign language learners of Swedish, three factors were found to be of special relevance in the learner’s successive acquisition of dependent clauses: (i) finiteness, i.e. the difference between finite and non-finite complements; (ii) complementizers, i.e. the acquisition of different complementizers (iii) dependent clause types, i.e. the acquisition and use of different types of dependent clauses. My study emphasizes the importance of acknowledging a wide array of structural factors besides internal word order, which has hitherto been the main focus in studies on the acquisition of Swedish dependent clauses.
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word order, Swedish, complementizers, dependent clauses, second language acquitition, complexity, subordination, finiteness

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Wijers, Martje. “Forgotten Factors in the Development of Dependent Clauses in Swedish as a Second Language.” Ed. Johan Brandtler. WORKING PAPERS IN SCANDINAVIAN SYNTAX 95 (2015): 33–43. Print.
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Wijers, M. (2015). Forgotten factors in the development of dependent clauses in Swedish as a second language. (J. Brandtler, Ed.)WORKING PAPERS IN SCANDINAVIAN SYNTAX, 95, 33–43.
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Wijers, Martje. 2015. “Forgotten Factors in the Development of Dependent Clauses in Swedish as a Second Language.” Ed. Johan Brandtler. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 95: 33–43.
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Wijers, Martje. 2015. “Forgotten Factors in the Development of Dependent Clauses in Swedish as a Second Language.” Ed. Johan Brandtler. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 95: 33–43.
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Wijers M. Forgotten factors in the development of dependent clauses in Swedish as a second language. Brandtler J, editor. WORKING PAPERS IN SCANDINAVIAN SYNTAX. Gent: Lund University/Universiteit Gent; 2015;95:33–43.
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M. Wijers, “Forgotten factors in the development of dependent clauses in Swedish as a second language,” WORKING PAPERS IN SCANDINAVIAN SYNTAX, vol. 95, pp. 33–43, 2015.
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  author       = {Wijers, Martje},
  editor       = {Brandtler, Johan},
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  journal      = {WORKING PAPERS IN SCANDINAVIAN SYNTAX},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {33--43},
  publisher    = {Lund University/Universiteit Gent},
  title        = {Forgotten factors in the development of dependent clauses in Swedish as a second language},
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  volume       = {95},
  year         = {2015},
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