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kapvijay
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Post by kapvijay » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:09 am

Hi,
Do the 'interlanguage', 'idiosyncratic dialect' and 'performance' concepts refer the same idea?

fluffyhamster
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Post by fluffyhamster » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:52 pm

The first two terms appear to be synonymous (though coined by different people - Selinker versus Corder), while the third term seems much more general (e.g. 'slips or "performance errors" that even a native speaker may make when tired, or drunk, etc') and not specifically related to SLA. From what I understand, one's linguistic performance is supposedly a less-than-perfect manifestation of an underlying competence.

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