The Acquisition of the Present

| University of Arizona, Tuscon
ISBN 9789027212269 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268075 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This is the first edited volume that tackles the acquisition of the present (tense, aspect, temporality), an under-researched area, particularly compared to the acquisition of past temporality. The first two chapters focus on the L1 acquisition of English from the perspective of the Aspect hypothesis and the Verb-Island hypothesis Wang & Shirai) and the L1 acquisition of French from the perspective of the zero-tense hypothesis (Demirdache & Lungu). The remaining chapters tackle the L2 acquisition of English (Liszka, Al-Thubaiti, Vraciu), French (Ayoun, Saillard), Spanish (Gabriele et al.), Russian (Martelle) and Japanese (Shirai & Li) by learners of different L1s (French, English, Arabic, Chinese and Korean), testing various semantic and syntactic hypotheses. The last chapter presents a summary of the findings, and offers a few conclusions as well as broad directions for future research.
[Not in series, 196]  2015.  xvi, 347 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Dalila Ayoun
About the contributors and editor
Chapter 1. The development of third person singular present form -s: Verb semantics or input frequency?
Jing Wang and Yasuhiro Shirai
Chapter 2. Zero-present under past in child French: Evidence from the future
Oana Lungu and Hamida Demirdache
Chapter 3. The L2 acquisition of the English present simple – present progressive distinction: Verb-raising revisited
Sarah Ann Liszka
Chapter 4. There is no time like the present: A longitudinal case study in the L2 acquisition of French
Dalila Ayoun
Chapter 5. Examining the influence of transfer and prototypes on the acquisition of the present progressive in L2 Spanish
Alison Gabriele, José Alemán Bañón, Beatriz López Prego and Alonso Canales
Chapter 6. Formation and function of the simple present in conversational L2 Russian
Wendy M. Whitehead Martelle
Chapter 7. L2 acquisition of English aspect by L1 Arabic speakers: The role of interpretable features at the syntax-semantics interface
Kholoud A. Al-Thubaiti
Chapter 8. The L2 acquisition of the present in the Japanese tense-aspect system: Evidence for a tripartite system?
Noriyasu Harada Li and Yasuhiro Shirai
Chapter 9. Present tense as a neutral form in the L2 French of Chinese L1 speakers
Claire Saillard
Chapter 10. The simple present and the expression of temporality in L1 English and L2 English oral narratives: When form meets discourse
Alexandra Vraciu
Chapter 11. Conclusions and directions for future research
Dalila Ayoun
Subject Index
Name Index
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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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