Tense and Aspect in Romance Languages

Theoretical and applied perspectives

| University of Arizona, Tucson
| Rice University
ISBN 9789027241405 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027294357 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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
Table of Contents
About the contributors
The development of L2 tense-aspect in the Romance languages
M. Rafael Salaberry and Dalila Ayoun
The acquisition of perfective and imperfective morphology and the marking of discourse grounding in Catalan
Llorenç Comajoan
The acquisition of tense and aspect in L2 French from a Universal Grammar perspective
Dalila Ayoun
Italian tense-aspect morphology in child L2 acquisition
Sonia Rocca
Evidence for transfer of knowledge of aspect from L2 Spanish to L3 Portuguese
M. Rafael Salaberry
From empirical findings to the teaching of aspectual distinctions
Carl S. Blyth
Towards a comprehensive model of the acquisition of L2 tense-aspect in the Romance languages
Dalila Ayoun and M. Rafael Salaberry
“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.”
“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.”
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