Peter Jordens

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peter Jordens plays a role.



Jordens, Peter 2008 The development of finiteness from a lexical to a functional categoryEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 8 (2008), Roberts, Leah, Florence Myles and Annabelle David (eds.), pp. 191–214 | Article
Finiteness in adult Dutch is expressed by use of formal means of morpho-syntax, i.e. with both inflectional morphology and word order (verb-second). These formal means are linked to a projection of the functional category FIN as in: FIN SpecFIN FIN FIN VP SpecVP VP At the initial stage of… read more
Jordens, Peter 2006 Inversion as an artifact: The acquisition of topicalization in child L1- and adult L2-DutchEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 6 (2006), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Marta Medved Krajnovic and Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.), pp. 101–120 | Article
Dutch is a so-called verb-second language, i.e. the finite verb typically occurs in second position with one constituent in initial position. The element in initial position is often the subject. However, if it is an adverb or an object, the subject occurs after the finite verb. This… read more
In early Dutch learner varieties, there is no evidence of finiteness being a functional category. There is no V2nd: no correlation between inflectional morphology and movement. Initially, learners express the illocutive function of finiteness through the use of illocutive markers, with the non-use… read more
Dimroth, Christine, Petra Gretsch, Peter Jordens, Clive Perdue and Marianne Starren 2003 Finiteness in Germanic languages: A stage-model for first and second language developmentInformation Structure and the Dynamics of Language Acquisition, Dimroth, Christine and Marianne Starren (eds.), pp. 65–93 | Article
Jordens, Peter 2001 17. Theoretical approaches to second-language learner varietiesReflections on Language and Language Learning: In honour of Arthur van Essen, Bax, Marcel and C. Jan-Wouter Zwart (eds.), pp. 237–252 | Chapter
Hulk, Aafke en Peter Jordens 1998 Tweede-Taalverwerving in DiscussieToegepaste taalwetenschap in discussie, pp. 77–85 | Article
Universal aspects of L2 learner varieties are currently being discussed with respect to the issue of the 'L2-initial state'. Minimal Tree (Vainikka & Young-Scholten, 1996), Full Transfer/ Full Access (Schwartz & Sprouse, 1996) and Valueless Features approach (Eubank, 1996) are three approaches that… read more
Jordens, Peter 1995 Prominence in applied linguistics: Bill RutherfordThe Current State of Interlanguage: Studies in honor of William E. Rutherford, Eubank, Lynn, Larry Selinker and Michael Sharwood Smith (eds.), pp. 11 ff. | Article
Hoekstra, Teun and Peter Jordens 1994 From Ajunct to HeadLanguage Acquisition Studies in Generative Grammar, Hoekstra, Teun and Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), pp. 119 ff. | Article
Jordens, Peter 1992 Discourse Functions in Interlanguage MorphologyLanguage Transfer in Language Learning: Revised edition, Gass, Susan M. and Larry Selinker (eds.), pp. 138 ff. | Article
Jordens, Peter 1988 Tweede-Taalverwerving en Universele GrammaticaTaalverwerving in onderzoek, pp. 31–47 | Article
Among researchers in SLA there is currently a debate on wheter or not L2 learners may have access to Universal Grammar. Clahsen & Muysken (1986), for example, claim that this should not be the case. This is because the interlanguage system of L2 learners should contain rules which do not belong to… read more
For a correct understanding of the causes of errors made in the interlanguage (IL2) system by a L2 student, a knowledge of (contrastive) linguistics and language (learning) psychology is essential. Error analysis as an a posteriori approach of IL2 has only a heuristic function. IL2 expressions… read more