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Second Language Syntax

Author : Roger Hawkins
ISBN : 0631191836
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Adopting the objectives of Chomsky's Principles and Parameters approach to Universal Grammar, Second Language Syntax takes the reader through the main research findings in second language grammatical development. For each area, empirical findings are linked to proposals made by linguists working within the Principles and Parameters framework, with the aim of developing a theory of second language syntax.

The Acquisition Of Second Language Syntax

Author : Susan M. Braidi
ISBN : 0340645911
Genre : Grammar, Comparative and general
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An introduction to the acquisition of syntax in a second language which does not assume a detailed background knowledge. The text builds a picture of second language grammatical development, looking at the results of different approaches, and provides a synthesis of research in the area.

The Development Of Second Language Grammars

Author : Elaine C. Klein
ISBN : 9027224854
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A collection of papers reflecting the shift away from characterizing second language acquisition as either having, or not having, access to principles and parameters of Universal Grammar, and towards theories of putative L1 influence on the L2 learner.

Acquisition Of Second Language Syntax

Author : Susan Braidi
ISBN : 9781000161489
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book deals with the questions asked about the L2 acquisition process within different research paradigms, examines the results found in each approach, and evaluates the contributions of each to our understanding of L2 acquisition of syntax and to possible implications for L2 instruction.

Second Language Grammar

Author : William E. Rutherford
ISBN : 9781317869306
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The thrust of the book is not so much upon the formation of grammatical constructs but rather upon the shape of the grammatical system and its relation to semantics, discourse and pragmatics.

Universal Grammar And The Initial State Of Second Language Learning

Author : Weifeng Han
ISBN : 9789811524523
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Under the Universal Grammar (UG) framework, this book discusses the latest research on the role of L1 bidialectism in L2 acquisition, with a particular focus on early Chinese(L1)-English(L2) learners. Responding to the long-standing concern of whether L2 learners have access to UG in the target language, it provides evidence of the positive role of L1 multidialectism in L2 learning and confirms the role of UG in L2 acquisition. This book is essential reading for postgraduates and researchers in language education, linguistics, applied linguistics, speech-language pathology and psychology. The clarification of Chinese as L1 is also of interest to language educators in multilingual contexts.

Explorations In Second Language Acquisition And Processing

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This book presents cutting-edge research on the nature of grammatical systems developed by bilinguals and second language learners, as well as how speakers put these grammatical systems to use in processing language. The chapters provide a stimulating mix of theoretical contributions and experimental designs addressing a variety of research questions, such as learnability and access to Universal Grammar, native language influence, variability, and what propels language development from one stage to the next. Bilingual development is a special highlight here. The linguistic domains investigated are also extremely diverse, and include morphology, syntax, and language processing, as well as the interfaces between syntax and semantics and between syntax and discourse. The book covers the acquisition of an impressive number of languages including Arabic, Croatian, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish as first or second languages. Through these diverse contributions, the reader will be able to identify and follow important new directions in which generative language acquisition is developing and expanding.

Crosscurrents In Second Language Acquisition And Linguistic Theories

Author : Thom Huebner
ISBN : 9789027224637
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The term “crosscurrent” is defined as “a current flowing counter to another.” This volume represents crosscurrents in second language acquisition and linguistic theory in several respects. First, although the main currents running between linguistics and second language acquisition have traditionally flowed from theory to application, equally important contributions can be made in the other direction as well. Second, although there is a strong tendency in the field of linguistics to see “theorists” working within formal models of syntax, SLA research can contribute to linguistic theory more broadly defined to include various functional as well as formal models of syntax, theories of phonology, variationist theories of sociolinguists, etc. These assumptions formed the basis for a conference held at Stanford University during the Linguistic Institute there in the summer of 1987. The conference was organized to update the relation between second language acquisition and linguistic theory. This book contains a selection of (mostly revised and updated) papers of this conference and two newly written papers.

Input Processing And Grammar Instruction In Second Language Acquisition

Author : Bill VanPatten
ISBN : 1567502385
Genre : Education
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This book provides an alternative to the grammar debate in second language acquisition theory and teaching. Accepting that language acquisition is at least partially input dependent, the author asks how grammatical form is processed in the input by second language learners and is it possible to assist this in ways that help the learner to create richer grammatical intake. He answers these questions and explains why traditional paradigms are not psycholinguistically motivated. Drawing on research from both first and second language acquisition, he outlines a model for input processing in second language acquisition that helps to account for how learners construct grammatical systems. He then uses this model to motivate processing instruction, a type of grammar instruction in which learners are engaged in making form-meaning connections during particular input activities.

Modelling And Assessing Second Language Acquisition

Author : Kenneth Hyltenstam
ISBN : 0905028414
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This book forms an invaluable reference work for all teachers of second languages and researchers in the field of L2 acquisition. It discusses the contribution that modern research into L2 acquisition makes to the curriculum development process. It also provides the reader with arguments for and against the various approaches to teaching.

Linguistic Perspectives On Second Language Acquisition

Author : Susan Gass
ISBN : 0521378117
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Series editors' preface Introduction Susan M. Gass and Jacquelyn Schachter Part I. Theories of Acquisition: 1. Second language acquisition theory: the case for a generative perspective Kevin R. Gregg 2. What is the logical problem of foreign language learning? Robert Bley-Vroman Part II. Syntax: 3. Testing a proposed universal Jacquelyn Schachter 4. The role of the head-initial/head-final parameter in the acquisition of English relative clauses by adult Spanish and Japanese speakers Suzanne Flynn 5. On some properties of the 'pro-drop' parameter: looking for missing subjects in non-native Spanish Juana M. Liceras 6. The adjacency condition on case assignment: do L2 learners observe the Subset Principle? Lydia White Part III. Semantics/Pragmatics: 7. Interlanguage and pragmatic word order William Ruthford 8. How do learners resolve linguistic conflicts? Susan M. Gass Part IV. Lexicon: 9. Canonical typoligical structures and ergativity in English L2 acquisition Helmut Zobl 10. Semantic theory and L2 lexical development Wesley Hudson Part V. Phonology: 11. A constructivist perspective on non-native phonology Josh Ard 12. Stress assignment in interlanguage phonology: an analysis of the stress system of Spanish speakers learning English Jane Lowenstein Mairs Index.

Second Language Acquisition

Author : Neal Snape
ISBN : 9781137367075
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book covers key topics in second language acquisition and bilingualism, examining different theoretical approaches and introducing key theories in the field. Real studies are examined in areas such as acquisition of morphology, syntax and phonology, and practice questions give students a chance to think critically about crucial areas.

How Second Languages Are Learned

Author : Roger Hawkins
ISBN : 9781108475037
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A comprehensive introduction to second language learning for newcomers to the field, with frequent summaries and supporting activities.

Spanish Second Language Acquisition

Author : Barbara Armstrong Lafford
ISBN : 0878409076
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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While the focus is on the acquisition of Spanish as a second language, this is also an extremely useful volume for second language theoreticians and practitioners involved in all aspects of the pedagogy of other second languages. Students, teachers, program administrators, and scholars alike will benefit from the insights that the contributors bring to the myriad issues that language professionals confront."--BOOK JACKET.

Effects Of The Second Language On The First

Author : Vivian Cook
ISBN : 1853596329
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This study examines changes in the first language of people who know a second language. It presents theories and research that investigate the first language of second language users from a variety of perspectives including vocabulary, pragmatics, cognition and syntax.

Contemporary Approaches To Second Language Acquisition

Author : María del Pilar García Mayo
ISBN : 9789027205254
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Second language acquisition (SLA) is a field of inquiry that has increased in importance since the 1960s. Currently, researchers adopt multiple perspectives in the analysis of learner language, all of them providing different but complementary answers to the understanding of oral and written data produced by young and older learners in different settings. The main goal of this volume is to provide the reader with updated reviews of the major contemporary approaches to SLA, the research carried out within them and, wherever appropriate, the implications and/or applications for theory, research and pedagogy that might derive from the available empirical evidence. The book is intended for SLA researchers as well as for graduate (MA, Ph.D.) students in SLA research, applied linguistics and linguistics, as the different chapters will be a guide in their research within the approaches presented. The volume will also be of interest to professionals from other fields interested in the SLA process and the different explanations that have been put forward to account for it.

Current Trends In Child Second Language Acquisition

Author : Belma Haznedar
ISBN : 9789027253071
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume presents recent generative research on the nature of grammars of child second language (L2) acquirers -- a learner population whose exposure to an L2 occurs between the ages of 4 to 8. The main goal is to define child L2 acquisition in relation to other types of acquisition such as child monolingual and bilingual acquisition, adult L2 acquisition, and specific language impairment. This comparative perspective opens up new angles for the discussion of currently debated issues such as the role of Universal Grammar in constraining development, developmental sequences in L2, maturational influences on the 'growth' of grammar, critical period effects for different linguistic domains, initial state and ultimate attainment in relation to length of exposure, and L1-transfer in relation to age of onset. These issues are explored using longitudinal, cross-sectional, and experimental data from L2 children acquiring a range of languages, including Dutch, English, French, and Greek.

Research In Second Language Processing And Parsing

Author : Bill VanPatten
ISBN : 9789027253156
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This volume is the first dedicated to the growing field of theory and research on second language processing and parsing. The fourteen papers in this volume offer cutting-edge research using a number of different languages (e.g., Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, English) and structures (e.g., relative clauses, wh-gaps, gender, number) to examine various issues in second language processing: first language influence, whether or not non-natives can achieve native-like processing, the roles of context and prosody, the effects of working memory, and others. The researchers include both established scholars and newer voices, all offering important insights into the factors that affect processing and parsing in a second language.

Second Language Acquisition And Universal Grammar

Author : Linda White
ISBN : 0521796474
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Acquisition Of Implicit Knowledge Of Second Language Syntax

Author : Sami S. Alsalmi
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