Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language

Contemporary perspectives

Editors
| University College Cork
| Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 University
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Situated within the long-established domain of temporality research in Second Language Acquisition, this book aims to provide an update on recent research directions in the field through a range of papers which explore relatively new territory. Those areas include the expression of modality and counterfactuality, the effect of first language transfer, aspectuo-temporal comprehension, aspectuo-temporal marking at a wider discursive level, and methodological issues in the study of the acquisition of aspect. The studies presented explore English and French as second languages, involving both child and adult learners from a range of first language backgrounds in both instructed and naturalistic learning contexts. The studies draw on both spoken and written data which explore various facets of the learners’ second language comprehension and production. The volume offers new, but complementary insights to previous research, as well as pointing to directions for future research in this burgeoning field of study.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 50]  2017.  vi, 257 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Tense, aspect and modality in second language acquisition: An overview
Martin Howard and Pascale Leclercq
1–25
Beyond individual form-meaning associations in L2 Tense-Mood-Aspect research
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
27–52
The grammatical representation of aspect: Context-focused analysis of decontextualized prompt sentences
M. Rafael Salaberry
53–73
Issues in the acquisition of grammatical aspect in Greek-English bilingual children
Ifigenia Dosi, Despina Papadopoulou and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
75–103
Is it really easier to acquire a closely-related language?: A study on the expression of iteration and continuation in L2 French
Sandra Benazzo and Cecilia Andorno
105–143
‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 English
Norbert Vanek
145–182
The acquisition of modal auxiliaries in English by advanced Francophone learners
Dalila Ayoun and Charlene Gilbert
183–212
Using the present tense to talk about irreality: Differences and similarities across the L2 grammars of Italian learners of French
Isabel Repiso
213–252
Index
253–257
“The volume recommends itself by the breadth of the issues covered, by the quality of the contributors and by the originality of the topics analysed. This volume is to become a milestone in the study of the acquisition of temporality in L2.”
“Building on long established areas of inquiry in the study of tense, aspect and modality (TAM), this excellent volume brings together a fine set of papers that together push the boundaries of our knowledge of the field. This will undoubtedly be an outstanding resource for students and researchers in linguistics, language acquisition and related sub-fields.”
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Fuchs, Robert & Valentin Werner
2018. Tense and aspect in Second Language Acquisition and learner corpus research. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 4:2  pp. 143 ff. Crossref logo
Fuchs, Robert & Valentin Werner
2020.  In Tense and Aspect in Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research [Benjamins Current Topics, 108],  pp. 2 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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