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L2 processing and memory retrieval: Some empirical and conceptual challenges


Cunnings' keynote offers a new perspective on L2 processing by casting L1–L2 differences in terms of the memory system. One advantage of this approach is that it makes use of cue-based memory retrieval, a framework that has given rise to a wealth of research on L1 processing. However, there remain some questions about the evidence-base and predictions of the account, as well as conceptual challenges to its implementation.

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Address for correspondence: Dr. Sol Lago, University of Potsdam, Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism, Haus 2, Campus Golm, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24–25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
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