Elena Gavruseva

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elena Gavruseva plays a role.


Subjects Generative linguistics | Language acquisition | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


This articles examines an asymmetry in the acquisition of copula and auxiliarybe in a longitudinal corpus of English-acquiring consecutive bilinguals (ages 6;4–9;2). I argue that a delay in the productive use of auxiliary be vis-à-vis the copula can be explained under a theory of early L2 grammar… read more | Article
Haznedar, Belma and Elena Gavruseva 2008 Recent perspectives in child second language acquisitionCurrent Trends in Child Second Language Acquisition: A generative perspective, Haznedar, Belma and Elena Gavruseva (eds.), pp. 3–15
Gavruseva, Elena 2003 L2 root infinitives uprooted and revisitedEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 3 (2003), Foster-Cohen, Susan H. and Simona Pekarek Doehler (eds.), pp. 57–75
Recent work on child L2 acquisition of English demonstrates that root infinitives (RIs) abound in early language (Gavruseva and Lardière 1996, Haznedar and Schwarz 1997). This paper aims to show that current approaches to RIs (Rizzi 1993/94, Prévost and White 2000) fail to account for the… read more | Article