Interfaces in Multilingualism

Acquisition and representation

| University of Hamburg
ISBN 9789027219244 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
ISBN 9789027293756 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
Modeling of linguistic knowledge generally involves the compartmentalization of grammar into phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic components. These components are not isolated but interacting components. It is the resulting interfaces between grammatical components that forms the main topic of this volume, discussed from the perspective of bilingual L1 acquisition in early childhood and L2 in adulthood, as well as L1/L2 in late childhood. The book contains ten contributions by members of the Research Center on Multilingualism at the University of Hamburg and by other international scholars, all of them experts on multilingualism. Several pairs of languages are dealt with, among them Spanish and German, Mandarin and English, French and German, Italian and German, Turkish and English, Turkish and German, Dutch and Turkish, as well as Spoken German and German Sign language. Throughout the volume the central issue is that of representation at the interface of grammatical components.
[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism, 4]  2006.  xiv, 284 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Conxita Lleó
The prosody of early two-word utterances by German and Spanish monolingual and bilingual children
Conxita Lleó and Martin Rakow
Fundamental frequency in Mandarin and English: Comparing first- and second-language speakers
Tanya Visceglia and Janet Dean Fodor
The development of forms and functions in the acquisition of tense and aspect in German-French bilingual children
Susanne Rieckborn
The acquisition of V2 and subordinate clauses in early successive acquisition of German
Monika Rothweiler
Between 2L1- and child L2 acquisition: An experimental study of bilingual Dutch
Aafke Hulk and Leonie Cornips
The emergence of article forms and functions in the language acquisition of a German-Italian bilingual child
Tanja Kupisch
Persistent problems with case morphology in L2 acquisition
Belma Haznedar
Personal reference in Japanese
Sascha Felix
Sign languages: Representation, processing, and interface conditions
Helen Leuninger
Limits to modularity: The ‘insertion’ of complex ‘lexical’ constructions in codeswitching
Ad Backus
“All of the chapters in this volume are well written and provide clear and abundant examples, charts, and even illustrations to convey important information [...] The authors of these chapters do an outstanding job of reminding researchers that interface research is invaluable for truly understanding all aspects of linguistic theory, and I commend the authors for successfully intertwining areas of linguistics that are usually treated in isolation.”
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