Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

List of John Benjamins publications for which Joyce Bruhn de Garavito plays a role.



Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Marcela Otálora 2016 L2 knowledge of gender and number agreement in Spanish noun ellipsisLanguage Acquisition Beyond Parameters: Studies in honour of Juana M. Liceras, Alba de la Fuente, Anahí, Elena Valenzuela and Cristina Martínez Sanz (eds.), pp. 99–124
This study focuses on second language knowledge of number and gender in Spanish using ellipsis as a point of departure. Eleven adult learners of Spanish as a second language (L2), and 9 native Spanish speakers were tested on a written elicited production task and a grammaticality judgment task.… read more | Article
Ramírez-Trujillo, Alma P. and Joyce Bruhn de Garavito 2015 Verbal agreement in the L2 Spanish of speakers of NahuatlThe Acquisition of Spanish in Understudied Language Pairings, Judy, Tiffany and Silvia Perpiñán (eds.), pp. 49–74
This paper examines the production of subject/verb agreement in the L2 Spanish of Nahuatl L1 speakers in light of the debate on whether problems with morphology are evidence for a deficit at the functional level in second language acquisition. In particular, it focuses on whether age of acquisition… read more | Article
Theoretical approaches to second language research suggest that the interaction between different linguistic modules may be at the root of many difficulties faced by learners. The choice of mood in relative clauses in Spanish illustrates the problem given that, in order to be proficient in this… read more | Article
Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce 2011 : Evidence against connectionismLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1:2, pp. 111–148
This paper argues against connectionist models of language acquisition. It examines knowledge of the properties of subjects and objects in Spanish, particularly in impersonal passives and inchoatives. In both of these structures, the reflexive clitic se is obligatorily present and the linear order… read more | Article
Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Elena Valenzuela 2007 Interpretive deficit? Evidence from the future tense in L2 SpanishRomance Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March-April 2006, Camacho, José, Nydia Flores-Ferrán, Liliana Sánchez, Viviane Déprez and María José Cabrera (eds.), pp. 43 ff.
Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Philippe Prévost 2006 Is the semantics/syntax interface vulnerable in l2 acquisition? Focus on mood distinctions clauses in L2 SpanishThe Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 353–369
We examine the L2 acquisition by English native speakers of the interpretation of DPs as signaled by mood in Spanish relative clauses. The choice of mood here depends on the specificity of the DP head, not on grammaticality. Modal contexts license non-specific interpretations of DPs and L2 learners… read more | Article
Borgonovo, Claudia, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Philippe Prévost and Elena Valenzuela 2006 Specificity in Spanish: The syntax/semantics interface in SLAEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 6 (2006), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Marta Medved Krajnovic and Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.), pp. 57–78
Recent proposals argue that interface areas such as syntax/semantics and syntax/pragmatics are particularly difficult for adult learners, in comparison to purely syntactic phenomena (Sorace 2003, 2004). In contrast, other research shows that L2 learners are able to acquire target representations… read more | Article
Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce 2006 Knowledge of clitic doubling in Spanish: Evidence against pattern learningInquiries in Linguistic Development: In honor of Lydia White, Slabakova, Roumyana, Silvina Montrul and Philippe Prévost (eds.), pp. 305–333
Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce and Cristina Atoche 2006 Variability in contact Spanish: Implications for second language acquisitionL2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues, Lefebvre, Claire, Lydia White and Christine Jourdan (eds.), pp. 87–111
White, Lydia, Cynthia Brown, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Dongdong Chen, Makiko Hirakawa and Silvina Montrul 1999 Psych verbs In Second Language AcquisitionThe Development of Second Language Grammars: A generative approach, Klein, Elaine C. and Gita Martohardjono (eds.), pp. 171 ff.
White, Lydia, Silvina Montrul, Makiko Hirakawa, Dongdong Chen, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Cynthia Brown 1998 Zero Morphology and the T/SM Restriction in the L2 Acquisition of Psych VerbsMorphology and its Interfaces in Second Language Knowledge, Beck, Maria-Luise (ed.), pp. 257 ff.