The Lexicon–Syntax Interface in Second Language Acquisition

| University of Nijmegen
| University of Amsterdam
| University of Amsterdam
| University of Salford
ISBN 9789027224996 (Eur) | EUR 99.00
ISBN 9781588114181 (USA) | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027296450 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Second language acquisition has to integrate the totality of the SLA process, which includes both the learning of the core syntax of a language and the learning of the lexical items that have to be incorporated into that syntax. But these two domains involve different kinds of learning. Syntax is learnt through a process of implementing a particular set of universal structures, whereas the learning of lexis is characterised by the building up of associations (or connections). Yet these two systems must come together in the creation of a whole linguistic system in the mind of an individual. This book is designed to state the implications of these two paradigms in as clear a way as possible through examples of the research carried out within each paradigm and to examine how they can be made to inter-relate in a way which would enable us to explain better the overall process of SLA.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 30]  2003.  viii, 234 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Second language acquisition research in search of an interface
Richard J. Towell
2. Locating the source of defective past tense marking in advanced L2 English speakers
Roger Hawkins and Sarah Ann Liszka
3. Perfect projections
Norbert Corver
4. L1 features in the L2 output
Ineke van de Craats
5. Measures of competent gradience
Nigel Duffield
6. Lexical storage and retrieval in bilinguals
Ton Dijkstra
7. Inducing abstract linguistic representations: Human and connectionist learning of noun classes
John N. Williams
8. Neural substrates of representation and processing of a second language
Laura L. Sabourin and Marco Haverkort
9. Neural basis of lexicon and grammar in L2 acquisition: The convergence hypothesis
David W. Green
10. The interface: Concluding remarks
Roeland van Hout, Aafke Hulk and Folkert Kuiken
Name index
Subject index
“This work represents the latest developments in the generative/psycholinguistic studies of second language acquisition. It will certainly advance our understanding of this important area of study.”
“All of the chapters are well written, discuss important questions in L2 acquisition research, and use a variety of research methodologies and populations. For these reasons, this book makes an excellent contribution to linguistics, psychology and L2 acquisition. I highly recommend it for graduate students and researchers interested in any of these fields or approaches to L2 acquisition and bilingualism. The editors should be applauded for attempting to bridge the gap between these two often competing approaches to L2 acquisition and for showing that there is much to be gained by bringing the two perspectives together. I hope this book encourages more dialogue and collaboration between researchers in linguistics and psychology.”
“The volume is an insightful and meticulously selected and organised collection of papers on the latest developments in the generative/psycholinguistic studies of L2 grammar. Towell's introduction to the volume goes much beyond an ordinary introduction to papers in a collection: it beautifully contextualises the contributions in generative and psychological paradigms of research in general and the implications for SLA research in particular.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2003051906 | Marc record