It is often reported in the Russian pedagogical literature that the Russian aspectual system represents a particular challenge for second language (L2) learners. In this paper the results of the experiment which tested the knowledge of the Russian outer aspect of 14 L2 learners are reported. These results demonstrate that L2 learners acquiring Russian as a second language can attain native-like competence in the domain of Russian outer aspect, arguing against the claim that appears in the Russian pedagogical literature and supporting Schwartz and Sprouse's (1994, 1996) Full Transfer Full Access Hypothesis.
Proceedings of the 9th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2007)
edited by Roumyana Slabakova, Jason Rothman, Paula Kempchinsky, and Elena Gavruseva Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-422-5 library binding
v + 284 pages
publication date: 2008
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA