The Development of the Grammatical System in Early Second Language Acquisition

The Multiple Constraints Hypothesis

| University of Paderborn
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Shortlisted for the Christopher Brumfit Award in Applied Linguistics.

The Development of the Grammatical System in Early Second Language Acquisition focuses on the acquisition process of early L2 learners. It is based on the following key hypothesis: the initial mental grammatical system of L2 learners is constrained semantically, syntactically and mnemonically. This hypothesis is formalised as the Multiple Constraints Hypothesis. The empirical test of the Multiple Constraints Hypothesis is based on a large database including cross-sectional and longitudinal data from square-one ESL beginners. The study demonstrates that the postulated constraints are relaxed successively as learning progresses. The book is intended for postgraduate students as well as SLA researchers.

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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
xi–xii
List of figures
xiii–xvi
List of tables
xvii–xviii
Acknowledgements
xix–xx
1. Introduction
1–16
2. Lexical-Functional Grammar
17–54
3. Developmental patterns in SLA
55–68
4. Processability Theory
69–106
5. The role of transfer in SLA
107–142
6. The study: Design and data collection
143–154
7. Testing the Multiple Constraints Hypothesis: Data analysis and results
155–250
8. Concluding remarks
251–256
Bibliography
257–271
Name index
273–274
Subject index
275–280
“This book is a valuable contribution to psycholinguistic research. It adds to second language acquisition research in both theoretical and practical aspects of early second language development.”
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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:  2013018482