Interfaces in Multilingualism
Acquisition and representation
| University of Hamburg
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
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
ForwardConxita Lleó | pp. ix–xiv
The prosody of early two-word utterances by German and Spanish monolingual and bilingual childrenConxita Lleó and Martin Rakow | pp. 1–26
Fundamental frequency in Mandarin and English: Comparing first- and second-language speakersTanya Visceglia and Janet Dean Fodor | pp. 27–59
The development of forms and functions in the acquisition of tense and aspect in German-French bilingual childrenSusanne Rieckborn | pp. 61–89
The acquisition of V2 and subordinate clauses in early successive acquisition of GermanMonika Rothweiler | pp. 91–113
Between 2L1- and child L2 acquisition: An experimental study of bilingual DutchAafke Hulk and Leonie Cornips | pp. 115–137
The emergence of article forms and functions in the language acquisition of a German-Italian bilingual childTanja Kupisch | pp. 139–177
Persistent problems with case morphology in L2 acquisitionBelma Haznedar | pp. 179–206
Personal reference in JapaneseSascha Felix | pp. 207–229
Sign languages: Representation, processing, and interface conditionsHelen Leuninger | pp. 231–259
Limits to modularity: The ‘insertion’ of complex ‘lexical’ constructions in codeswitchingAd Backus | pp. 261–279
Index | pp. 281–283
“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.”
Amy Thompson, Michigan State University, in Studies in Second Language Acquistion 30(1), 2008
Cited by 3 other publications
MEISEL, JÜRGEN M.
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