List of John Benjamins publications for which Sandra Benazzo plays a role.
Typological perspectives on second language acquisition: ‘Thinking for Speaking’ in L2: Perspectives typologiques sur l’acquisition d’une langue seconde: ‘Penser pour Parler’ en L2
Edited by Sandra Benazzo, Monique Flecken and Efstathia Soroli
Special issue of Language, Interaction and Acquisition 3:2 (2012) v, 138 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Multilingualism
Contrast marking variation in Romance and Germanic languages: Crosslinguistic and intralinguistic comparison through task-elicited speech. Continuative and contrastive discourse relations across discourse domains: Cognitive and cross-linguistic approaches, Klumm, Matthias, Anita Fetzer and Evelien Keizer (eds.), pp. 92–1092023.
In research on information structure and discourse cohesion, contrast has been defined in different ways, depending on the pragmatic/semantic relation established between the propositions involved in the contrast, on the text types and on other discourse conditions. As a whole, despite – or… read more | Article
Chapter 11. Developing strategies for encoding additive and contrastive relations in French and German child narratives. Focus Realization in Romance and Beyond, García García, Marco and Melanie Uth (eds.), pp. 313–3562018.
Speakers of French and German differ in their preferred choice of information components for establishing contrastive and additive discourse relations. Whereas French speakers tend to relate and compare discourse entities to each other across utterances, German speakers prefer to relate and compare… read more | Chapter
Chapter 16. The blossoming of negation in gesture, sign and oral productions. Sources of Variation in First Language Acquisition: Languages, contexts, and learners, Hickmann, Maya †, Edy Veneziano and Harriet Jisa (eds.), pp. 339–3642018.
Negation constructions in longitudinal adult-child data are an excellent source for the study of multimodality in language acquisition. First negative constructions seem to take over from early forms of rejection and avoidance, but tracing the transitions between actions and gestures, and between… read more | Chapter
Is it really easier to acquire a closely-related language? A study on the expression of iteration and continuation in L2 French. Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives, Howard, Martin and Pascale Leclercq (eds.), pp. 105–1432017.
While the impact of cross-linguistic influence in the L2 use of verb morphology has been widely recognized, less is known about its role when optional temporal markers are involved. By means of a retelling task (The Finite Story), our study compares the use of optional markers of continuation and… read more | Article
Chapter 4. French additive particle aussi: Does prosody matter?. Focus on Additivity: Adverbial modifiers in Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages, De Cesare, Anna-Maria and Cecilia Andorno (eds.), pp. 107–1362017.
The goal of this study is to determine whether prosody contributes to the discrimination of meaning in sentences with the French additive particle aussi (‘also’). Previous research has highlighted the frequent use of this particle in structurally ambiguous positions, especially in spoken data,… read more | Chapter
Chapter 9. Additive relations in L2 French: Contrasting acquisitional trends of Italian and Russian learners. Focus on Additivity: Adverbial modifiers in Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages, De Cesare, Anna-Maria and Cecilia Andorno (eds.), pp. 265–3102017.
Our study compares the expression of additive relations in oral native (French, Italian, Russian) and non-native discourse (French L2), elicited with the same visual stimulus. On the basis of a comparative analysis of native productions, we argue that, in additive contexts, Russian clearly shares… read more | Chapter
The study of the expression of negation in longitudinal adult-child data is a privileged locus for a multimodal approach to language acquisition. In the case of bilingual language acquisition, the necessity to enter two languages at once might have an influence on the management of the… read more | Article
Critique de Chini (2010): Topic, struttura dell’informazione e acquisizione linguistica. Language, Interaction and Acquisition 4:1, pp. 101–1062013.
Perspective discursive et influence translinguistique: Exprimer le contraste d’entité en français et en italien L2. Typological perspectives on second language acquisition: ‘Thinking for Speaking’ in L2: Perspectives typologiques sur l’acquisition d’une langue seconde: ‘Penser pour Parler’ en L2, Benazzo, Sandra, Monique Flecken and Efstathia Soroli (eds.), pp. 173–2012012.
This paper aims to study perspective-taking in L2 discourse at the level of utterance information structure. Many studies have shown how principles of discourse organization partly reflect lexico-grammatical structures available in a given language, and how difficult it is to reorganize L1… read more | Article
Typological perspectives on second language acquisition: ‘Thinking for Speaking’ in L2. Typological perspectives on second language acquisition: ‘Thinking for Speaking’ in L2: Perspectives typologiques sur l’acquisition d’une langue seconde: ‘Penser pour Parler’ en L2, Benazzo, Sandra, Monique Flecken and Efstathia Soroli (eds.), pp. 163–1722012.
Discourse cohesion and Topic discontinuity in native and learner production: Changing topic entities on maintained predicates. EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 10 (2010), Roberts, Leah, Martin Howard, Muiris Ó Laoire and David Singleton (eds.), pp. 92–1182010.
In order to realize text cohesion, speakers have to select specific information units and mark their informational status within the discourse; this results in specific, language-particular perspective-taking, linked to typological differences (Slobin 1996). A previous study on native speakers’… read more | Article
The interaction between the development of verb morphology and the acquisition of temporal adverbs of contrast: A longitudinal study in French, English and German L2. Information Structure and the Dynamics of Language Acquisition, Dimroth, Christine and Marianne Starren (eds.), pp. 187–2102003.
Communicative potential vs. structural constraints: Explanatory factors for the acquisition of scope particles. EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 2 (2002), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Tanja Ruthenberg and Marie Louise Poschen (eds.), pp. 187–2042002.
This study investigates the acquisition of scope items such as ‘only’, ‘even’, ‘also’, ‘still’, ‘again’, ‘already’ etc. in the longitudinal data of untutored second language learners of English, French and German. These items are found to appear in a fixed sequence: additive/restrictive > iterative… read more | Article