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Research into novel language features that are easy to acquire in an L2

Is there any known research on novel language features that are easy to acquire? I'm most interested in language features that are unexpectedly easy to acquire despite not having an L1 equivalent (so ...
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What features make a language easier to learn for people learning it as a second language?

This question is different than the previous one titled “Which features make a language easier to learn?” in that I'm not interested in making it easy for L1 learners. For them learning the language ...
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Are there convincing examples that auxiliary constructed languages are in fact easier to learn?

Auxiliary constructed languages are meant to be learnt faster than natural languages. Are there convincing examples that auxiliary constructed languages are in fact easier to learn than natural ...
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Is there anyone that has a conlang as their first/only language?

It seems that people generally use constructed languages in very limited circumstances, or within small communities that speak the language. Thus it seems to me unlikely that one of these languages ...
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Which features make a language easier to learn?

Which features make a language easier to learn for children learning a constructed language as L1? Are children learning a language with these features able to learn the language faster than a natural,...
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Features of unlearnable languages

In this article about miniature artificial languages on motherboard.com experiments are described where children learn carafully designed miniature artificial languages. It is also said that children ...