Article published in:The Acquisition of Spanish in Understudied Language Pairings
Edited by Tiffany Judy and Silvia Perpiñán
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 3] 2015
► pp. 105–132
The locative paradigm in the L2 Spanish of Catalan native speakers
This chapter explores the expression of locative and existential constructions in the Spanish of native speakers of Catalan (N = 20). Three (micro)parametric differences are investigated: the definiteness effect, the eventive effect, and the use of clitics. An oral production task (OPT) and an acceptability judgment task (AJT) were analyzed; a control group of native Spanish speakers was included (N = 20). Results of the OPT indicated underuse of estar, and an increase in clitics in the grammar of Catalan-Spanish bilinguals; the AJT showed that bilinguals accepted ungrammatical sentences with ser to locate in Spanish, and ungrammatical definite DPs with haber, displaying significant differences in their implicit grammars and a certain degree of functional convergence and language interference. Keywords: locatives; ser; estar; haber; Catalan; definiteness effect
Published online: 18 February 2015
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