The Acquisition of the German Case System by Foreign Language Learners

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This is the first book on the acquisition of the German case system by foreign language learners. It explores how learners in their interlanguage progress from the total absence to the presence of a case system. This development is characterized by an evolvement from marking the argument’s position to marking the argument’s actual function. Theoretically couched within Processability Theory, the book deals with the feature unification and the mapping processes involved in case marking, and critically examines previous findings on German case acquisition. Empirically, the book consists of longitudinal data of 11 foreign language learners of German, which was collected over a period of 2 years. This book will be useful to anyone interested in the acquisition of German and in the acquisition of case systems in general.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix–x
List of tables
xi–xiv
List of figures
xv–xvi
List of abbreviations
xvii–xviii
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–16
Chapter 2. The developmental problem in second language acquisition
17–50
Chapter 3. The acquisition of the German case system
51–110
Chapter 4. Feature unification and linking in case marking
111–140
Chapter 5. Methodology
141–158
Chapter 6. Results and discussion
159–282
Chapter 7. General conclusion
283–288
References
289–300
Appendix
301–302
Index
303–304
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013018481 | Marc record