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The Lexicon-Syntax Interface in Second Language Aquisition; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Locating the source of defective past tense marking in advanced L2 English speakers; Chapter 3. Perfect projections; Chapter 4. L1 features in the L2 output; Chapter 5. Measures of competent gradience; Chapter 6. Lexical storage and retrieval in bilinguals; Chapter 7. Inducing abstract linguistic representations; Chapter 8. Neural substrates of representation and processing of a second language. Second language acquisition has to integrate the totality of the SLA process, which includes both the learning of the core syntax of a language and the learning of the lexical items that have to be incorporated into that syntax. But these two domains involve different kinds of learning. Syntax is learnt through a process of implementing a particular set of universal structures, whereas the learning of lexis is characterised by the building up of associations (or connections). Yet these two systems must come together in the creation of a whole linguistic system in the mind of an individual. Thi.