The Acquisition of the Present
Dalila Ayoun | University of Arizona, Tuscon
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
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
PrefaceDalila Ayoun | pp. vii–x
Acknowledgments | pp. xi–xii
About the contributors and editor | pp. xiii–xvi
Chapter 1. The development of third person singular present form -s: Verb semantics or input frequency?Jing Wang and Yasuhiro Shirai | pp. 1–20
Chapter 2. Zero-present under past in child French: Evidence from the futureOana Lungu and Hamida Demirdache | pp. 21–56
Chapter 3. The L2 acquisition of the English present simple – present progressive distinction: Verb-raising revisitedSarah Ann Liszka | pp. 57–86
Chapter 4. There is no time like the present: A longitudinal case study in the L2 acquisition of FrenchDalila Ayoun | pp. 87–112
Chapter 5. Examining the influence of transfer and prototypes on the acquisition of the present progressive in L2 SpanishAlison Gabriele, José Alemán Bañón, Beatriz López Prego and Alonso Canales | pp. 113–152
Chapter 6. Formation and function of the simple present in conversational L2 RussianWendy M. Whitehead Martelle | pp. 153–184
Chapter 7. L2 acquisition of English aspect by L1 Arabic speakers: The role of interpretable features at the syntax-semantics interfaceKholoud A. Al-Thubaiti | pp. 185–214
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 | pp. 215–252
Chapter 9. Present tense as a neutral form in the L2 French of Chinese L1 speakersClaire Saillard | pp. 253–288
Chapter 10. The simple present and the expression of temporality in L1 English and L2 English oral narratives: When form meets discourseAlexandra Vraciu | pp. 289–334
Chapter 11. Conclusions and directions for future researchDalila Ayoun | pp. 335–340
Subject Index | pp. 341–344
Name Index | pp. 345–348
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Main BIC Subject
CFDC: Language acquisition
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General