Rex A. Sprouse

List of John Benjamins publications for which Rex A. Sprouse plays a role.


Schwartz, Bonnie D. and Rex A. Sprouse 2021 Making models, making predictionsEpistemological issue: Sources of knowledge in L3 acquisition, Flores, Cristina and Neal Snape (eds.), pp. 116–129 | Reply
Schwartz, Bonnie D. and Rex A. Sprouse 2021 The Full Transfer/Full Access model and L 3 cognitive statesEpistemological issue: Sources of knowledge in L3 acquisition, Flores, Cristina and Neal Snape (eds.), pp. 1–29 | Article
This paper offers an overview of current models of third language (L3) acquisition, classifying each as a Wholesale Transfer model or as a Piecemeal Transfer model. We discuss what we consider to be some conceptual and empirical problems for the Piecemeal Transfer approaches and then discuss… read more
Despite the general transparency of standard Turkish orthography, it fails to distinguish the (not fully predictable) contrast between coronal vs. dorsal laterals following back vowels in certain loanwords: the laterals in /koɫ/ <kol> and /rol/ <rol> are both represented as <l>. This contrast… read more
Rottet, Kevin J. and Rex A. Sprouse 2008 Tag questions in WelshDiachronica 25:1, pp. 20–53 | Article
Modern Colloquial Welsh (MCW) displays a considerable variety of tag question patterns. In this paper we offer a unified account for the divergent developments in modern Welsh dialects, focusing on tags attached to “normal” or VSO clauses. We propose a scenario of how the MCW system of tags is… read more
Dekydtspotter, Laurent, Bruce Anderson and Rex A. Sprouse 2007 Syntax-semantics in English-French interlanguage: Advancing understanding of second language epistemologyFrench Applied Linguistics, Ayoun, Dalila (ed.), pp. 75–102 | Article
Schwartz, Bonnie D. and Rex A. Sprouse 2007 Linear sequencing strategies or UG-defined hierarchical structures in L2 acquisition? A reply to MeiselPhrasal and Clausal Architecture: Syntactic derivation and interpretation, Karimi, Simin, Vida Samiian and Wendy K. Wilkins (eds.), pp. 295–318 | Article
We respond to Meisel (1997), who concludes, based on second language (L2) negation data, that “second language learners, rather than using structuredependent operations constrained by UG, resort to linear sequencing strategies which apply to surface strings” (p. 258). Like Lardiere (1999) and… read more
Sprouse, Rex A. 2006 Full transfer and relexification: Second language acquisition and Creole genesisL2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues, Lefebvre, Claire, Lydia White and Christine Jourdan (eds.), pp. 169–181 | Article
Dekydtspotter, Laurent, Bonnie D. Schwartz, Rex A. Sprouse and Audrey Liljestrand 2005 Evidence for the C-domain in early InterlanguageEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 5 (2005), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., María del Pilar García Mayo and Jasone Cenoz (eds.), pp. 7–34 | Article
On the basis of Hindi-English Interlanguage data, Bhatt and Hancin-Bhatt (2002) advance the Structural Minimality hypothesis in which C-domain categories are not licensed in early second language (L2) acquisition, and claim that this leads early L2 learners to misconstrue Prepositional Phrases in… read more
Schwartz, Bonnie D. and Rex A. Sprouse 1994 Word Order and Nominative Case in Non-Native Language Acquisition: A longitudinal study of (L1 Turkish) German InterlanguageLanguage Acquisition Studies in Generative Grammar, Hoekstra, Teun and Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), pp. 317 ff. | Article
Sprouse, Rex A. 1991 On a Parameter of Case PercolationSTAEFCRAEFT: Studies in Germanic Linguistics, Antonsen, Elmer H. and Hans Henrich Hock (eds.), pp. 185 ff. | Article