Martin Howard

List of John Benjamins publications for which Martin Howard plays a role.




Subjects Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Multilingualism

Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives

Edited by Martin Howard and Pascale Leclercq

[Studies in Bilingualism, 50] 2017. vi, 257 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Multilingualism

EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 10 (2010)

Edited by Leah Roberts, Martin Howard, Muiris Ó Laoire and David Singleton

[EUROSLA Yearbook, 10] 2010. vi, 281 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Multilingualism


This chapter considers how study-abroad research has investigated different dimensions of grammatical development in learner processing, comprehension, knowledge and production. The chapter looks at the principal instruments and methods used, reflecting different theoretical paradigms. There… read more | Chapter
This introduction to the special issue presents a brief overview of the phonological phenomenon of liaison in French, drawing on the morphosyntactic contexts of its use by native speakers. We outline previous research on liaison in second language acquisition, focusing on the challenges this… read more | Introduction
Dans cette introduction, nous caractérisons le phénomène phonologique que constitue la liaison en français en faisant référence à ses contextes d’ emploi morphosyntaxiques. Ensuite, nous présentons un court survol des recherches antérieures sur l’ acquisition de la liaison en langue seconde du… read more | Introduction
Howard, Martin and Pascale Leclercq. 2017. Tense, aspect and modality in second language acquisition: An overview. Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives, Howard, Martin and Pascale Leclercq (eds.), pp. 1–25
Reflecting the current age of mammoth globalisation and the desirability of having a second language in today’s world, study abroad (SA) is becoming increasingly popular amongst university students across many disciplines. Moreover, with the EU identifying a target of 20% participation in SA in… read more | Article
This paper presents a longitudinal analysis of French liaison among Irish university learners. Quantitative analysis of their spoken language points to the clear distinction that underlies their use of liaison between obligatory and variable contexts. In the former case, they evidence… read more | Article
Howard, Martin. 2012. On the relationship between sociolinguistic and grammatical development: A longitudinal case-study of L2 French. EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 12 (2012), Roberts, Leah, Christina Lindqvist, Camilla Bardel and Niclas Abrahamsson (eds.), pp. 88–111
While SLA studies on the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation have primarily illuminated the impact of social and socio-biographic factors on such development, this paper is a response to the need for studies of the relationship between sociolinguistic development and other components of the… read more | Article
Based on an expansive study of Irish university learners of French, this paper aims to illuminate the specificity of the role played by ‘learning context’ on the learners’ language development. Following discussion of the concept of ‘learning context’ in language learning, the paper compares the… read more | Article
Howard, Martin. 2002. Prototypical and non-prototypical marking in the advanced learner’s aspectuo-temporal system. EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 2 (2002), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Tanja Ruthenberg and Marie Louise Poschen (eds.), pp. 87–113
This paper investigates the effect of verb semantics on the variable use of aspectuo-temporal morphology by the advanced learner of French. Using the Aspect Hypothesis as a heuristic to test the extent to which the advanced learner overrides the effect of verb semantics in aspectual contexts where… read more | Article
This article compares the relative effect of study abroad as opposed to foreign language instruction on an aspect of the L2 learner’s grammatical development, namely the expression of past time in target language (TL) French. Based on a cross-sectional quantitative analysis of oral data elicited… read more | Article