The Development of Second Language Grammars

A generative approach

| Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
| Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
ISBN 9789027224859 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556197826 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027299147 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
This volume is a collection of state-of-the-art papers in generative studies of second language (L2) acquisition bringing together an unusually broad range of interests and inquiry. Selected papers report on controlled experimental studies within specific areas of research investigating the development of L2 grammars; others formulate exciting new proposals for methodology and learnability in both first and second language acquisition. Following an introduction which argues for new research strategies that focus on the process of acquisition along with its product, the book is divided into two sections: Current Perspectives includes compelling new work on the development of functional categories within a parameter-setting model of L2 acquisition; the second section, New Directions, introduces research and discussion on topics which reflect the latest developments in the field, including syntax-semantics correspondences, L2 processing research, code-switching from a UG perspective, and applications of Chomsky’s (1995) Minimalist Program to second language acquisition studies.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 18]  1999.  vi, 412 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
I. The Issues
Investigating Second Language Grammars: Some Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Generative SLA Research
Elaine C. Klein and Gita Martohardjono
II. Current Perspectives on Generative L2A Studies
Common Methodological Issues In L1 And L2 Research
Helen Cairns
The Second Language Acquisition Of The Split CP Structure
Philippe Prévost
Activating AgrIOP in Second Language Acquisition
Silvina Montrul
Null subjects in non-native grammars: The Spanish L2 of Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Korean speakers
Juana M. Liceras, Lourdes Díaz and Denyse Maxwell
Selectivity in the Acquisition of Complex NP Islands
Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux and Xiaoli Li
III. New Directions in Generative L2A Studies
Psych verbs In Second Language Acquisition
Lydia White, Cynthia Brown, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Dongdong Chen, Makiko Hirakawa and Silvina Montrul
Just Parsing Trough: Notes On The State Of L2 Processing Research Today
Elaine C. Klein
Processing Strategies in Second Language Acquisition: Some Preliminary Results
Eva M. Fernández
Language Mixing and Second Language Acquisition: Some Issues and Perspectives
Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie
Codeswitching, Grammar, and Sentence Production: The Problem of Light Verbs
William C. Ritchie and Tej K. Bhatia
Multiple-Specifiers and wh-island Effect in L2 Acquisition: A Preliminary Study
Noriaki Yusa
Losing the V2 Constraint
Daniel Robertson and Antonella Sorace
Learnability Theory: Triggers for Parsing With
Janet Dean Fodor
List of Authors
Name Index
Subject Index
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