L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis


| University of Quebec, Montreal
| McGill University
| Concordia University
ISBN 9789027253026 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027285249 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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
Table of Contents
Claire Lefebvre, Lydia White and Christine Jourdan
Links between SLA and Creole studies: Past and present
Jeff Siegel
I. Contact
Very rapid Creolization in the framework of the restricted motivation hypothesis
Norval Smith
Semantic transference: Two preliminary case studies from the Solomon Islands
Angela Terrill and Michael Dunn
Variability in contact Spanish: Implications for second language acquisition
Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Cristina Atoche
L2 Acquisition as a process of Creolization: Insights form child and adult code-mixing
Juana M. Liceras, C. Martinez, R. Pérez-Tattam, S. Perales and Raquel Fernández Fuertes
Emerging complementizers: German in contact with French/Italian
Natascha Müller
II. Processes
Full transfer and relexification: Second language acquisition and Creole genesis
Rex A. Sprouse
Transfer as bootstrapping
Bonnie D. Schwartz
LI transfer and the cut-off point for L2 acquisition processes in Creole formation
Silvia Kouwenberg
The role of the syntax-semantics interface in language transfer
Enoch O. Aboh
A Comparison of article semantics in L2 acquisition and Creole languages
Tania Ionin
III. Processes
Bilingual grammars and Creoles: Similarities between functional convergence and morphological elaboration
Liliana Sánchez
From GBE to Haitian: The multi-stage evolution of syllable structure
Anne-Marie Brousseau and Emmanuel Nikiema
Parallels in process: Comparing Haitian Creole and French learner phonologies
Jeffrey Steele and Anne-Marie Brousseau
External and internal factors in billingual and bidialectal language development: Grammatical gender of the Dutch definite determiner
Leonie Cornips and Aafke Hulk
Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism as an instance of language change
Silvina Montrul
Comparing Creole genisis with SLA in unlimited-acces contexts: Going beyond relexification
Donna Lardiere
Index of Languages and language families
Index of subjects
“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.”
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