Learning and Acquisition
Alessandro Benati [+]
The University of Hong Kong
Víctor Parra-Guinaldo [+]
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
We should emphasise that today, regardless of distinction we can make between learning vs. acquisition, we accept that L2 learners develop an implicit mental representation of language. At the same time, it is accepted that L2 learners might also develop explicit learned knowledge. There is no evidence to demonstrate the learned system turn into the acquired system.