Paths of Development in L1 and L2 acquisition

In honor of Bonnie D. Schwartz

| Utrecht University
| University of Cambridge
| University of Edinburgh
| University of Newcastle upon Tyne
ISBN 9789027252999 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027293701 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
The main focus of generative language development research in recent decades has been the logical problem of language acquisition - how learners go beyond the input to acquire complex linguistic knowledge. This collection deals with the complementary issue of the developmental problem of language acquisition: How do learners move from one developmental stage to another and how and why do grammars develop in a certain fashion? Building on considerable previous research, the authors address both general and specific issues related to paths of development. These issues are tackled through considering studies of L1 and L2 children and L2 adults learning a range of languages including Dutch, English, French, German, Greek and Japanese.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 39]  2006.  viii, 222 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Sharon Unsworth, Teresa Parodi, Antonella Sorace and Martha Young-Scholten
The acquisition of voice and transitivity alternations in Greek as native and second language
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
Do root infinitives ever have an overt subject in child French?
Cécile De Cat
The roots of syntax and how they grow: Organic grammar, the basic variety and processability theory
Anne Vainikka and Martha Young-Scholten
Neuter gender and interface vulnerability in child L2/2L1 Dutch
Aafke Hulk and Leonie Cornips
The development of PATHS: Spatial complexity and the multiple predicate strategy
David Stringer
More evidence on the knowledge of unaccusativity in L2 Japanese
Makiko Hirakawa
What transfers?
Melinda Whong
Full transfer full access: A processing-oriented interpretation
Michael Sharwood Smith and John Truscott
Name index
Subject Index
“Incomplete Acquisition in Bilingualism: Reexamining the Age Factor is an extensive overview of the field and a welcome contribution to the study of language acquisition and bilingualism.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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