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Third, frequency can be a crucial criterion in determining what is and is not transferred. Fourth, there are many occurrences of 'unexpected substitutions' for expected TL sounds, though Brière does not call these new forms 'blends' as Nemser does. e. sounds not occurring in NL nor TL, another result which still holds up. In conclusion then, both studies in early language transfer experimental thought are consistent with the view that in the SLA process there are more systems than the two postulated by classical CA: NL and TL.

It seems appropriate to end this essay by expressing the hope and the conviction that Claus's many gifted pupils will lead on towards a new integration of theoretical and applied linguistics on these terms. Acknowledgements I am deeply grateful to Eli Fischer-Jørgensen, Peter Harder, Simo Køppe and Henning Spang-Hanssen for valuable comments on an earlier version of this paper and to Robert Phillipson for much needed refinement of my non-native English. Notes 1. This passage is a free translation of Rask's prize essay as edited by Louis Hjelmslev (Hjelmslev, 1932: 31ff).

In his study 'stops' versus 'interdental fricatives') that there are fewer errors, thus facilitating language learning. This result relates closely to the psychotypology concerns of Kellerman (1983). Also related to current approaches is that Nemser may have been the first to recognise that frequency in the TL is at times a possible requirement for transfer (see Andersen, 1983), though Brière seems to have discovered this fact independently. In order to study the frequency variable properly, though, large numbers of exemplars of particular structures may be required.

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