Inquiries in Linguistic Development

In honor of Lydia White

ORCID logoRoumyana Slabakova | University of Iowa
ORCID logoSilvina Montrul | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ORCID logoPhilippe Prévost | Laval University
ISBN 9789027232328 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027293534 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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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
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“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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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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