Christine Dimroth

List of John Benjamins publications for which Christine Dimroth plays a role.




Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Information Structure and the Dynamics of Language Acquisition

Edited by Christine Dimroth and Marianne Starren

[Studies in Bilingualism, 26] 2003. vi, 361 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Semantics | Syntax


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
This study compared children’s and adults’ L2 perception and production in the first hours of exposure to a foreign language. A total of 10 German children and 19 German adults performed a phoneme discrimination task and a sentence imitation task in Polish at two testing times. Exposed to a… read more | Article
Dimroth, Christine and Sandra Benazzo. 2018. 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. 313–356
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
Dimroth, Christine, Rebekah Rast, Marianne Starren and Marzena Watorek. 2013. Methods for studying the acquisition of a new language under controlled input conditions: The VILLA project. EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 13 (2013), Roberts, Leah, Anna Ewert, Miroslaw Pawlak and Magdalena Wrembel (eds.), pp. 109–138

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Dimroth, Christine. 2008. Perspectives on second language acquisition at different ages. Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner: Child's play?, Philp, Jenefer, Rhonda Oliver and Alison Mackey (eds.), pp. 53–79
Empirical studies addressing the age factor in second language acquisition have mainly been concerned with a comparison of end state data (from learners before and after the closure of a putative Critical Period for language acquisition) to the native speaker norm. Based on longitudinal corpus… read more | Article
Dimroth, Christine, Petra Gretsch, Peter Jordens, Clive Perdue and Marianne Starren. 2003. Finiteness in Germanic languages: A stage-model for first and second language development. Information Structure and the Dynamics of Language Acquisition, Dimroth, Christine and Marianne Starren (eds.), pp. 65–93