The Acquisition of French in Different Contexts

Focus on functional categories

Editors
| Laval University
| University of Alberta
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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
Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii
Functional categories in the acquisition of French
Johanne Paradis and Philippe Prévost
1–23
I. L1 and SLI
Functional categories and the acquisition of distance quantification
Marie Labelle and Daniel Valois
27–49
Apparent non-nominative subjects in L1 French
Cécile De Cat
51–88
Comparing L2 and SLI grammars in child French: Focus on DP
Johanne Paradis and Martha Crago
89–107
Comparing the development of the nominal and the verbal functional domain in French Language Impairment
Cornelia Hamann
109–144
II. SLA and bilingualism
On the L2/bilingual acquisition of French by two young children with different source languages
Adriana Belletti and Cornelia Hamann
147–174
Explaining the acquisition and non-acquisition of determiner-noun gender concord in French and Spanish
Roger Hawkins and Florencia Franceschina
175–205
Functional categories and the acquisition of object clitics in L2 French
Julia Herschensohn
207–242
The acquisition of the French DP in a bilingual context
Aafke Hulk
243–274
Null-arguments in bilingual children: French topics
Natascha Müller
275–304
The semantic and aspectual properties of child L2 root infinitives
Philippe Prévost
305–331
Cliticisation in the acquisition of French as L1 and L2
Jonas Granfeldt and Suzanne Schlyter
333–370
Name index
371–375
Subject index
377–381
“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.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2003062911