The Acquisition of French in Different Contexts

Focus on functional categories

ORCID logoPhilippe Prévost | Laval University
Johanne Paradis | University of Alberta
ISBN 9789027252913 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588114556 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027295774 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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This volume is a collection of studies by some of the foremost researchers of French acquisition in the generative framework. It provides a unique perspective on cross-learner comparative research in that each chapter examines the development of one component of the grammar (functional categories) across different contexts in French learners: i.e. first language acquisition, second language acquisition, bilingual first language acquisition and specifically-language impaired acquisition. This permits readers to see how similar issues and morphosyntactic properties can be investigated in a range of various acquisition situations, and in turn, how each context can contribute to our general understanding of how these morphosyntactic properties are acquired in all learners of the same language. This state-of-the-art collection is enhanced by an introductory chapter that provides background on current formal generative theory, as well as a summary and synthesis of the major trends emerging from the individual studies regarding the acquisition of different functional categories across different learner contexts in French.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 32] 2004.  viii, 384 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The studies show the benefit of thorough review. the conclusiveness of many of the findings is limited by small sample size, but the states of knowledge about the acquisition of functional categories and the remaining research questions are very well represented.”

Main BIC Subject

CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2003062911