List of John Benjamins publications for which Anne Vainikka plays a role.
This paper addresses the fundamental question of whether (or how) functional projections are acquired during the development of syntax. However, rather than concentrating on the actual acquisition of functional projections, we consider the starting point of syntactic development: if functional… read more | Article
. Epistemological issue with keynote article “Different speakers, different grammars: Individual differences in native language attainment” by Ewa Dabrowska, pp. 319–3232012.
Successful features: Verb raising and adverbs in L2 acquisition under an Organic Grammar approach. Representational Deficits in SLA: Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins, Snape, Neal, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung and Michael Sharwood Smith (eds.), pp. 53–682009.
Under Organic Grammar (Vainikka and Young-Scholten 2005; 2007), the building of L2 syntactic structure is constrained by UG in interaction with primary linguistic data. On the basis of verb raising, we argue against the partial UG availability pursued in Hawkins and Chan (1997) in their Failed… read more | Article
The status of subjects in early child L2 English. Current Trends in Child Second Language Acquisition: A generative perspective, Haznedar, Belma and Elena Gavruseva (eds.), pp. 209–2352008.
Proponents of Full Transfer/Full Access take nominative subject forms in early child L2 English as evidence for initial state functional projections. We discuss early stage longitudinal data from two Farsi-speaking children acquiring English. Our data reveal non-contrastive use of nominative… read more | Article
Minimalism vs. organic syntax. Phrasal and Clausal Architecture: Syntactic derivation and interpretation, Karimi, Simin, Vida Samiian and Wendy K. Wilkins (eds.), pp. 319–3382007.
In this paper, we discuss Minimalism versus Organic Grammar, and define Organic Grammar for syntax (Organic Syntax) as an alternative to theMinimalist Program. We argue that language learners gradually acquire a Master Tree for a particular language that ends up including all possible functional… read more | Article
The roots of syntax and how they grow: Organic grammar, the basic variety and processability theory. Paths of Development in L1 and L2 acquisition: In honor of Bonnie D. Schwartz, Unsworth, Sharon, Teresa Parodi, Antonella Sorace and Martha Young-Scholten (eds.), pp. 77–1062006.
16. ‘Empty’ subjects in Hebrew: A developmental perspective. Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-Based, Morphology, Shimron, Joseph (ed.), pp. 363–3842003.
Morphosyntactic Triggers in Adult SLA. Morphology and its Interfaces in Second Language Knowledge, Beck, Maria-Luise (ed.), pp. 89 ff.1998.
The Seeds of Structure: A Syntactic analysis of the acquisition of Case marking. Language Acquisition Studies in Generative Grammar, Hoekstra, Teun and Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), pp. 85 ff.1994.
Direct Access to X’-Theory: Evidence from Korean and Turkish adults learning German. Language Acquisition Studies in Generative Grammar, Hoekstra, Teun and Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), pp. 265 ff.1994.