Rebekah Rast

List of John Benjamins publications for which Rebekah Rast plays a role.




The present article addresses the extent to which learners’ mental representations, in particular the phonological and lexical representations of learners’ background languages, influence their ability to perceive and extract linguistic units from a novel speech stream. In the study, native… read more
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 projectEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 13 (2013), Roberts, Leah, Anna Ewert, Miroslaw Pawlak and Magdalena Wrembel (eds.), pp. 109–138 | Article

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Hinz, Johanna, Carina Krause, Rebekah Rast, Ellenor M. Shoemaker and Marzena Watorek 2013 Initial processing of morphological marking in nonnative language acquisition: Evidence from French and German learners of PolishEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 13 (2013), Roberts, Leah, Anna Ewert, Miroslaw Pawlak and Magdalena Wrembel (eds.), pp. 139–175 | Article
This paper addresses the question of how learners break into a novel morpho-syntactic system, extract elements of this new system from the input they receive, process them, and begin to acquire the new system. The data for this project were collected as part of a large European project (VILLA –… read more
Rast, Rebekah and Jean-Yves Dommergues 2003 Towards a characterisation of saliency on first exposure to a second languageEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 3 (2003), Foster-Cohen, Susan H. and Simona Pekarek Doehler (eds.), pp. 131–156 | Article
This paper attempts to shed light on the question of what in the input is perceived and processed by the learner, and how it is processed upon first contact with a target language. Subjects were French learners of Polish who had had no contact with Polish or any other Slavic language before the… read more