Meaning and Structure in Second Language Acquisition

In honor of Roumyana Slabakova

| University of Wisconsin-Madison
| Indiana University
| Wake Forest University
| University of Nevada, Reno
| West Virginia University
ISBN 9789027201256 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027263643 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume presents a range of studies testing some of the latest models and hypotheses in the field of second/third language acquisition, such as the Bottleneck Hypothesis (Slabakova, 2008, 2016), the Scalpel Model (Slabakova, 2017), and the Interface Hypothesis (Sorace & Serratrice, 2009) to name a few. The studies explore a variety of linguistic properties (e.g., functional morphology, linguistic properties at the syntax-discourse interface) by focusing on distinct populations (L2 acquisition, L3/LN acquisition, Heritage Speakers), while also considering the links between experimental linguistic research, generative linguistics, and, in some cases, language pedagogy. Dedicated to Roumyana Slabakova, each chapter can be directly linked to her work in terms of the empirical testing of extant hypotheses, the formulation of new models and ideas, and her efforts to advance the dialogue between different disciplines and frameworks. Overall, the contributions in the volume bear evidence of Slabakova’s enduring influence in the field as a collaborator, teacher, and researcher.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 55]  2018.  xv, 311 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Jacee Cho, Michael Iverson, Tiffany Judy, Tania Leal and Elena Shimanskaya
Part I. Second Language Acquisition
Chapter 1. Testing the morphological congruency effect in offline comprehension: L2 Russian Genitive of Negation
Jacee Cho
Chapter 2. Mapping at external interfaces: Embedded clitic left dislocations in L2 Spanish
Tania Leal
Chapter 3. Another look at L2 acquisition of French clitics and strong pronouns
Elena Shimanskaya
Chapter 4. Animacy-based processing loads in anaphora resolution in (non-native) French: Evidence for privileged interface representations
Laurent Dekydtspotter, Mark Black, Rodica Frimu and Amber Rae Panwitz
Part II. The Bottleneck Hypothesis
Chapter 5. The Bottleneck Hypothesis as applied to the Spanish DP
Tiffany Judy
Chapter 6. The Bottleneck Hypothesis extends to heritage language acquisition
Silvina Montrul
Part III. The Scalpel Model and L3 acquisition
Chapter 7. Testing the predictions of the Scalpel Model in L3/Ln acquisition: The acquisition of null and overt subjects in L3 Chinese
Maria Clements and Laura Domínguez
Chapter 8. Proficiency and transfer effects in the acquisition of gender agreement by L2 and L3 English learners
Ainara Imaz Agirre and María del Pilar García Mayo
Chapter 9. Language dominance and transfer selection in L3 acquisition: Evidence from sentential negation and negative quantifiers in L3 English
Eloi Puig-Mayenco, David Miller and Jason Rothman
Part IV. Applied SLA
Chapter 10. What is easy and what is hard: Lessons from linguistic theory and SLA research
Lydia White
Chapter 11. Generative second language acquisition and language teaching: Advancing the dialogue
Heather Marsden
Subject Index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018020731 | Marc record