Inquiries in Linguistic Development

In honor of Lydia White

| University of Iowa
| University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
| Laval University
ISBN 9789027232328 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027293534 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
The focus of this collection is on important themes in L2 acquisition, the nature of grammatical systems developed by language learners in L1 acquisition, third language acquisition, and bilingualism and language attrition. The chapters present an interesting mix of theoretical contributions, overview studies, and experimental designs exploring various research questions, such as learnability and access to UG, L1 influence, the nature of initial and endstate grammars, and variability. The linguistic domains investigated are also extremely diverse: morphosyntax, phonology, the lexicon, argument realization, language processing, and interface phenomena. This book, edited and written by McGill University alumni, is intended as a tribute to Lydia White's contribution to the field of generative second language acquisition. The authors present current work on language acquisition which further investigates several themes developed by White's research. Through these state-of-the-art contributions the reader will be able to identify important new directions in which generative language acquisition is developing and expanding.
[Not in series, 133]  2006.  vi, 363 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Inquiries in linguistic development: Studies in honor of Lydia White
Roumyana Slabakova, Silvina Montrul and Philippe Prévost
I. Learnability and parameter setting
‘Passive’ unaccusative errors in L2 English revisited
Makiko Hirakawa
Manner-of-motion verbs with locational/directional PPs in L2 English and Japanese
Shunji Inagaki
A semantic parameter with a syntactic trigger in the L2 acquisition of Italian
Roumyana Slabakova
Investigating the L2 initial state: Additional evidence from the production and comprehension of Afrikaans-speaking learners of German
Theres Grüter and Simone Conradie
L1 phonotactic knowledge and the L2 acquisition of alternations
Joe Pater and Anne-Michelle Tessier
II. Variability
Morphological variability in the development of L2 French morphosyntax: The issues of impairment and L1 influence
Philippe Prévost
Full transfer vs. partial transfer in L2 and L3 acquisition
Yan-kit Ingrid Leung
A representational licensing-based account of asymmetries in the L2 acquisition of place
Jeffrey Steele
Processing reduced relative versus main verb ambiguity in English as a Second Language: A replication study with working memory
Alan Juffs
Formalism and functionalism working together? Exploring roles for complementary contributions in the domain of child null arguments
Shanley E.M. Allen
III. Incomplete ultimate attainment
L2 acquisition of pragmatic and syntactic constraints in the use of overt and null subject pronouns
Ayşe Gürel
L2 end state grammars and incomplete acquisition of Spanish CLLD constructions
Elena Valenzuela
Knowledge of clitic doubling in Spanish: Evidence against pattern learning
Joyce Bruhn de Garavito
Incomplete acquisition as a feature of bilingual and L2 grammars
Silvina Montrul
“This volume is unmatched in terms of presenting a wide range of innovative experiments designed to isolate and empirically test specific predictions of linguistic and language acquisition theory among (mainly) adult language learners. The study of formal linguistic analysis and its predictions and implications for acquisition is a hallmark of White's own intellectual approach to SLA research, and that rich legacy is amply reflected in this volume.”
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