Paths of Development in L1 and L2 acquisition
In honor of Bonnie D. Schwartz
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
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
List of contributors | pp. vii–viii
IntroductionSharon Unsworth, Teresa Parodi, Antonella Sorace and Martha Young-Scholten | pp. 1–14
The acquisition of voice and transitivity alternations in Greek as native and second languageIanthi Maria Tsimpli | pp. 15–55
Do root infinitives ever have an overt subject in child French?Cécile De Cat | pp. 57–76
The roots of syntax and how they grow: Organic grammar, the basic variety and processability theoryAnne Vainikka and Martha Young-Scholten | pp. 77–106
Neuter gender and interface vulnerability in child L2/2L1 DutchAafke Hulk and Leonie Cornips | pp. 107–134
The development of PATHS: Spatial complexity and the multiple predicate strategyDavid Stringer | pp. 135–160
More evidence on the knowledge of unaccusativity in L2 JapaneseMakiko Hirakawa | pp. 161–186
What transfers?Melinda Whong | pp. 187–199
Full transfer full access: A processing-oriented interpretationMichael Sharwood Smith and John Truscott | pp. 201–216
Name index | pp. 217–219
Subject Index | pp. 221–222
“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.”
Kara T. McAlister, Arizona State University, on Linguist List 21.1599, 2010
Cited by 2 other publications
Albirini, Abdulkafi & Elabbas Benmamoun
Liceras, Juana M.
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General