Three Streams of Generative Language Acquisition Research

Selected papers from the 7th Meeting of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This edited volume contains a representative sample of papers presented at the 7th meeting of the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America (GALANA-7) conference. The book features three streams of research (Variation in Input, First Language Acquisition, and Second Language Acquisition), each of which investigates the nature of language acquisition from the generative perspective. A unique feature of the GALANA-7 conference, and of this volume, is the bringing together of research on generative language acquisition and research on the role that cross-dialectal input variation plays in acquisition. This volume should be of interest to scholars and students of first language acquisition, second language acquisition, and input variation.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 63]  2019.  vi, 358 pp.
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Table of Contents
Three streams of generative language acquisition research: Introduction
Tania Ionin and Matthew Rispoli
1–4
Part I. Variation in input
7–82
The comprehension of 3rd person singular -s by NYC English-speaking preschoolers
Isabelle Barrière, Sarah Kresh, Katsiaryna Aharodnik, Géraldine Legendre and Thierry Nazzi
7–33
Children’s acquisition of sociolinguistic variation
Karen Miller
35–58
Variability within varieties of English: Profiles of typicality and impairment
Janna B. Oetting
59–82
Part II. First language acquisition
85–221
Parsing, pragmatics, and representation: Children’s comprehension of two-clause questions
Jill G. de Villiers, Jessica Kotfila and Madeline Klein
85–105
The interpretation of disjunction in VP ellipsis in Mandarin Chinese
Na Gao, Rosalind Thornton, Peng Zhou and Stephen Crain
107–124
When OR is conjunctive in child Mandarin
Haiquan Huang, Rosalind Thornton and Stephen Crain
125–142
The acquisition of V-V compounds in Japanese
Miwa Isobe and Reiko Okabe
143–157
Differentiating universal quantification from completive aspect in child Cantonese
Margaret Ka-yan Lei and Thomas Hun-Tak Lee
159–186
On the learnability of implicit arguments
Victoria Mateu and Nina Hyams
185–201
Red train, big train, broken train : Semantic aspects of adjectives in child language
Merle Weicker and Petra Schulz
203–221
Part III. Second language acquisition
225–345
The acquisition of Mandarin reflexives by heritage speakers and second language learners
Chung-Yu Chen
225–251
Interpretation of count and mass NPs by L2-learners from generalized classifier L1s
Sea Hee Choi, Yeqiu Zhu and Tania Ionin
253–270
Acquisition of word order in L2 Spanish: The case of the auxiliary haber in conjunction with manner adverbs
Patricia Gonzalez Darriba
271–296
Argument omission in SignL2 acquisition by deaf learners: Back to the inhibition
Elena V. Koulidobrova
297–318
The Bottleneck Hypothesis updated
Roumyana Slabakova
319–345
Author index
347–353
Subject index
355–358
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019012532 | Marc record