The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages

| Psycholinguistics Institute, Madrid
| Psycholinguistics Institute, Madrid
ISBN 9789027253019 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027293497 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This volume includes a selection of papers that address a wide range of acquisition phenomena from different Romance languages and all share a common theoretical approach based on the Principles and Parameters theory. They favour, discuss and sometimes challenge traditional explanations of first and second language acquisition in terms of maturation of general principles universal to all languages. They all depart from the view that language acquisition can be explained in terms of learning language specific rules, constraints or structures. The different parts into which this volume is organized reflect different approaches that current research has offered, which deal with issues of development of reflexive pronouns, determiners, clitics, verbs, auxiliaries, inflection, wh-movement, ressumptive pronouns, topic and focus, mood, the syntax/discourse interface, and null arguments.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 41]  2006.  viii, 422 pp.
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Table of Contents
The acquisition of syntax in Romance languages
Vincent Torrens and Linda Escobar
The production of SE and SELF anaphors in Spanish and Dutch children
Sergio Baauw, Marieke Kuipers, Esther Ruigendijk and Fernando Cuetos
On the acquisition of ambiguous Valency-Marking Morphemes: Insights from the acquisition of French SE
Isabelle Barrière and Marjorie Perlman Lorch
Definite and bare noun contrasts in child Catalan
Anna Gavarró, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux and Thomas Roeper
Null arguments in monolingual children: A comparison of Italian and French
Natascha Müller, Katrin Schmitz, Katja Francesca Cantone and Tanja Kupisch
Prenominal elements in French-Germanic bilingual first language acquisition: Evidence for cross-linguistic influence
Maren Pannemann
A cross-sectional study on the use of “be” in early Italian
Claudia Caprin and Maria Teresa Guasti
Patterns of copula omission in Italian child language
Elisa Franchi
Looking for the universal core of the RI stage
Manola Salustri and Nina Hyams
The acquisition of experiencers in Spanish L1 and the external argument requirement hypothesis
Vincent Torrens, Linda Escobar and Kenneth Wexler
Early operators and late topic-drop/pro-drop
Jacqueline van Kampen
The acquisition of A- and A’-bound pronouns in Brazilian Portuguese
Elaine Grolla
Acquiring long-distance wh-questions in L1 Spanish: A longitudinal investigation
María Juncal Gutiérrez Mangado
Evidence from L1 acquisition for the syntax of wh-scope marking in French *
Magda Oiry and Hamida Demirdache
Acquisition of focus marking in European Portuguese: Evidence for a unified approach to focus
João Costa and Kriszta Szendröi
Subject pronouns in bilinguals: Interference or maturation?
Manuela Pinto
Is the semantics/syntax interface vulnerable in l2 acquisition? Focus on mood distinctions clauses in L2 Spanish
Claudia Borgonovo, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Philippe Prévost
The development of the syntax-information structure interface: Greek learners of Spanish
Cristóbal Lozano
Beyond the syntax of the Null Subject Parameter: A look at the discourse-pragmatic distribution of null and overt subjects by L2 learners of Spanish
Silvina Montrul and Celeste Rodríguez Louro
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