Dr. Longxing Wei is Professor Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Montclair State University. He received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of South Carolina. In addition to Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition, he specializes in Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Advanced Structure of American English, Cognitive Linguistics, Contact Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Research design in Applied Linguistics.
2015 1-4955-0398-4 This study makes a testable claim about underlying structural principles governing interlanguage grammars and tests certain aspects of interlanguage against universal properties of language contact performance data. It makes predictions about the natural developmental sequence of second language acquisition in general and developmental directions of interlanguage in particular.