Research in Second Language Processing and Parsing

| Texas Tech University
| College of Staten Island, City University of New York
ISBN 9789027253156 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027287489 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume is the first dedicated to the growing field of theory and research on second language processing and parsing. The fourteen papers in this volume offer cutting-edge research using a number of different languages (e.g., Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, English) and structures (e.g., relative clauses, wh-gaps, gender, number) to examine various issues in second language processing: first language influence, whether or not non-natives can achieve native-like processing, the roles of context and prosody, the effects of working memory, and others. The researchers include both established scholars and newer voices, all offering important insights into the factors that affect processing and parsing in a second language.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 53]  2010.  vii, 351 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
Second language processing and parsing: The issues
Bill VanPatten and Jill Jegerski
Part II. Relative clauses and wh-movement
Relative clause attachment preferences of Turkish L2 speakers of English: Shallow parsing in the L2?
Nazik Dinçtopal-Deniz
Evidence of syntactic constraints in the processing of wh-movement: A study of Najdi Arabic learners of English
Saad Aldwayan, Robert Fiorentino and Alison Gabriele
Constraints on L2 learners’ processing of wh-dependencies: Evidence from eye movements
Ian Cunnings, Claire Batterham, Claudia Felser and Harald Clahsen
Part III. Gender and number
The effects of linear distance and working memory on the processing of gender agreement in Spanish
Gregory D. Keating
Feature assembly in early stages of L2 acquisition: Processing evidence from L2 French
Claire Renaud
Part IV. Subjects and objects
Second language processing in Japanese scrambled sentences
Sanako Mitsugi and Brian MacWhinney
Second language gap processing of Japanese scrambling under a Simpler Syntax account
Masahiro Hara
The processing of subject-object ambiguities by English and Dutch L2 learners of German
Carrie N. Jackson
Connections between processing, production and placement: Acquiring object pronouns in spanish as a second language
Paul A. Malovrh and James F. Lee
Part V. Phonology and lexicon
The exploitation of fine phonetic detail in the processing of L2 French
Ellenor M. Shoemaker
Translation ambiguity: Consequences for learning and processing
Natasha Tokowicz and Tamar Degani
Part VI. Prosody and context
Reading aloud in two languages: The interplay of syntax and prosody
Eva M. Fernández
Near-nativelike processing of contrastive focus in L2 French
Robert Reichle
Author index
Subject index
“This volume represents a good collection of cutting-edge research papers on the contemporary topic of L2 processing and parsing.[...] This book is highly recommended to scholars in the field of second language acquisition and processing, especially psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.”
“This collection of articles offers a fairly well-rounded view of current issues in L2 processing by considering a range of topics, target languages, and theoretical claims and would thus be a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in L2 processing. Additionally, given its broad perspective and the inclusion of studies that support both sides of the current debates, this volume would make a good textbook for an introductory graduate level course on research in L2 processing.”
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