The L2 Acquisition of Tense–Aspect Morphology

M. Rafael Salaberry | Rice University
ORCID logoYasuhiro Shirai | Cornell University
ISBN 9789027224958 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588112170 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027296252 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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The present volume provides a cross-linguistic perspective on the development of tense-aspect in L2 acquisition. Data-based studies included in this volume deal with the analysis of a wide range of target languages: Chinese, English, Italian, French, Japanese, and Spanish. Theoretical frameworks used to evaluate the nature of the empirical evidence range from generative grammar to functional-typological linguistics. Several studies focus on the development of past tense markers, but other issues such as the acquisition of a future marker are also addressed. An introductory chapter outlines some theoretical and methodological issues that serves as relevant preliminary reading for most of the chapters included in this volume. Additionally, a preliminary chapter offers a substantive review of first language acquisition of tense-aspect morphology. The analysis of the various languages included in this volume significantly advances our understanding of this phenomenon, and will serve as an important basis for future research.
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“This volume is a great contribution to the field of L2 acquisition of tense and aspect. The articles in this book cover a diverse range of topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Yet, the authors adhere to a common theme, and certain issues (e.g., the nature of the Aspect Hypothesis) come up in several of the papers.”

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002021517