Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language

Contemporary perspectives

Martin Howard | University College Cork
Pascale Leclercq | Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 University
ISBN 9789027241924 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027266491 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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
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“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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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. DOI logo
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. DOI logo
Werner, Valentin, Robert Fuchs & Sandra Götz
2020. L1 Influence vs. Universal Mechanisms: An SLA-Driven Corpus Study on Temporal Expression. In Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition,  pp. 39 ff. DOI logo

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CFDC: Language acquisition

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LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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