Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language
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
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Introduction. Tense, aspect and modality in second language acquisition: An overviewMartin Howard and Pascale Leclercq | pp. 1–25
Chapter 1. Beyond individual form-meaning associations in L2 Tense-Mood-Aspect researchKathleen Bardovi-Harlig | pp. 27–52
Chapter 2. The grammatical representation of aspect: Context-focused analysis of decontextualized prompt sentencesM. Rafael Salaberry | pp. 53–73
Chapter 3. Issues in the acquisition of grammatical aspect in Greek-English bilingual childrenIfigeneia Dosi, Despina Papadopoulou and Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli | pp. 75–103
Chapter 4. Is it really easier to acquire a closely-related language? A study on the expression of iteration and continuation in L2 FrenchSandra Benazzo and Cecilia Andorno | pp. 105–143
Chapter 5. ‘It starts to explode.’ Phasal segmentation of contextualised events in L2 EnglishNorbert Vanek | pp. 145–182
Chapter 6. The acquisition of modal auxiliaries in English by advanced francophone learnersDalila Ayoun and Charlene Gilbert | pp. 183–212
Chapter 7. Using the present tense to talk about irreality: Differences and similarities across the L2 grammars of Italian learners of FrenchIsabel Repiso | pp. 213–252
“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.”
Georges Daniel Véronique, University of Aix-Marseille
“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.”
Leah Roberts, University of York
Cited by 3 other publications
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.
Fuchs, Robert & Valentin Werner
2020. Tense and aspect in Second Language Acquisition and learner corpus research. In Tense and Aspect in Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research [Benjamins Current Topics, 108], ► pp. 2 ff.
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Main BIC Subject
CFDC: Language acquisition
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax