Tense and Aspect in Romance Languages
Theoretical and applied perspectives
Dalila Ayoun | University of Arizona, Tucson
M. Rafael Salaberry | Rice University
This volume presents a state-of-the-art descriptive and explanatory analysis of the second language development of Romance tense-aspect systems. It contains new experimental data from adult French, Catalan, Portuguese learners, and Italian children learners. Standing research questions are addressed and pedagogical implications for foreign language classrooms are proposed arguing that there are possible commonalities in the instructional sequences of tense-aspect development in Romance languages. The first chapter presents an overview of current theoretical approaches and a summary of empirical findings. The following four chapters introduce new empirical data from a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., the Aspect Hypothesis, the UG/Minimalist framework). Chapter 5 proposes practical pedagogical approaches for the foreign language classroom based on empirical findings. The last chapter summarizes and discusses these findings in order to start elaborating a more comprehensive model of the development of tense-aspect marking in the Romance languages.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 29] 2005. x, 318 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | p. vii
About the contributors | pp. ix–x
The development of L2 tense-aspect in the Romance languagesM. Rafael Salaberry and Dalila Ayoun | pp. 1–33
The acquisition of perfective and imperfective morphology and the marking of discourse grounding in CatalanLlorenç Comajoan | pp. 35–77
The acquisition of tense and aspect in L2 French from a Universal Grammar perspectiveDalila Ayoun | pp. 79–127
Italian tense-aspect morphology in child L2 acquisitionSonia Rocca | pp. 129–178
Evidence for transfer of knowledge of aspect from L2 Spanish to L3 PortugueseM. Rafael Salaberry | pp. 179–210
From empirical findings to the teaching of aspectual distinctionsCarl S. Blyth | pp. 211–252
Towards a comprehensive model of the acquisition of L2 tense-aspect in the Romance languagesDalila Ayoun and M. Rafael Salaberry | pp. 253–281
Index | pp. 307–316
“The book does an excellent job of presenting various theoretical perspectives on the acquisition of tense and aspect and of unifying these perspectives to propose a comprehensive model of the development of tense and aspect in Romance languages.”
Rebecca Foote, Michigan State University, in Studies in Second Language Acquisition 30, 2008
“This book is a very good example of how bringing together different approaches can result in an effective and fruitful discussion and in a better understanding of the topic as a whole.”
Roberta D'Allesandro, University of Cambridge, on eLanguage 2008-10-22 17:15:58
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