L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis
Claire Lefebvre | University of Quebec, Montreal
Lydia White | McGill University
Christine Jourdan | Concordia University
In this volume, second language (L2) acquisition researchers and creolists engage in a dialogue, focusing on processes at work in L2 acquisition and creole genesis. The volume opens with an overview of the relationship between L2 acquisition and pidgins/creoles (Siegel). The first group of papers addresses current language contact at a societal or an individual level (Smith; Terrill and Dunn; Bruhn de Garavito and Atoche; Liceras et al.; Müller). The second section focuses on processes characterizing various stages of L2 acquisition and creole genesis: relexification and transfer from the L1 and their role in the initial state (Sprouse; Schwartz; Kouwenberg; Aboh; Ionin). Chapters in the third section discuss processes involved in developing grammars, namely, reanalysis and restructuring (Sánchez; Brousseau and Nikiema; Steele and Brousseau). The final section concentrates on fossilization and the end state (Cornips and Hulk; Montrul; Lardiere). Between them, the chapters cover lexical, morphological, phonological, semantic and syntactic properties of interlanguage grammars and creole grammars.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 42] 2006. viii, 433 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Preface | p. vii
IntroductionClaire Lefebvre, Lydia White and Christine Jourdan | pp. 1–14
Links between SLA and Creole studies: Past and presentJeff Siegel | pp. 15–46
Very rapid Creolization in the framework of the restricted motivation hypothesisNorval Smith | pp. 49–65
Semantic transference: Two preliminary case studies from the Solomon IslandsAngela Terrill and Michael Dunn | pp. 67–85
Variability in contact Spanish: Implications for second language acquisitionJoyce Bruhn de Garavito and Cristina Atoche | pp. 87–111
L2 Acquisition as a process of Creolization: Insights form child and adult code-mixingJuana M. Liceras, C. Martinez, R. Pérez-Tattam, S. Perales and Raquel Fernández Fuertes | pp. 113–144
Emerging complementizers: German in contact with French/ItalianNatascha Müller | pp. 145–165
II. Processes: Initial state (transfer and relexification)
Full transfer and relexification: Second language acquisition and Creole genesisRex A. Sprouse | pp. 169–181
Transfer as bootstrappingBonnie D. Schwartz | pp. 183–204
LI transfer and the cut-off point for L2 acquisition processes in Creole formationSilvia Kouwenberg | pp. 205–219
The role of the syntax-semantics interface in language transferEnoch Oladé Aboh | pp. 221–252
A Comparison of article semantics in L2 acquisition and Creole languagesTania Ionin | pp. 253–273
III. Processes: Developing grammars (restructuring and reanalysis)
Bilingual grammars and Creoles: Similarities between functional convergence and morphological elaborationLiliana Sánchez | pp. 277–294
From GBE to Haitian: The multi-stage evolution of syllable structureAnne-Marie Brousseau and Emmanuel Nikiema | pp. 295–330
Parallels in process: Comparing Haitian Creole and French learner phonologiesJeffrey Steele and Anne-Marie Brousseau | pp. 331–352
IV.Processes: Final state (fossilization)
External and internal factors in billingual and bidialectal language development: Grammatical gender of the Dutch definite determinerLeonie Cornips and Aafke Hulk | pp. 355–377
Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism as an instance of language changeSilvina Montrul | pp. 379–400
Comparing Creole genisis with SLA in unlimited-acces contexts: Going beyond relexificationDonna Lardiere | pp. 401–427
Index of Languages and language families | pp. 429–430
Index of subjects | pp. 431–433
“The book will stand as a reference on the stages involved in the formation of creoles, as well as on the implications for the various components of language. In addition, it will prove to be a valuable resource for senior undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in the development of language in contact.”
Michele Stewart, The University of the West Indies, in Studies in Language Vol. 33:1, 2009
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