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  • The Development of Second Language Grammarsby Elaine C. Klein; Gita Martohardjono

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 195.00

    This volume is a collection of state-of-the-art papers in generative studies of second language (L2) acquisition bringing together an unusually broad range of interests and inquiry. Selected papers report on controlled experimental studies within specific areas of research investigating the development of L2 grammars; others formulate exciting new... more...

  • Developmental Psycholinguisticsby Irina A. Sekerina; Eva M. Fernández; Harald Clahsen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 49.95

    As the title suggests, this final chapter attempts to place the Workshop on On-Line Methods in Children?s Language Processing and the papers in this volume in a historical context. First, there is a brief review of the 40-year history of research in language acquisition, including the late arrival of on-line methodology. Then the chapter emphasizes... more...

  • Developmental Theory and Language Disordersby Paul Fletcher; Jon F. Miller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 120.00

    The chapters in this volume arise from presentations at a unique conference on typical and atypical language development held in Madison, USA in 2002. This joint meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, and the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders brought together ? for the first time in such large numbers... more...

  • Early Language Developmentby Angela D. Friederici; Guillaume Thierry

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 128.00

    This book establishes a dialog between experimental psychology and electrophysiology in the study of infant language development. On the one hand, traditional methods of investigation into language development have reached a high level of refinement despite being confined to observing infants? overt behavioral responses. On the other hand, more recent... more...

  • First Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntaxby Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes; María Pilar Larrañaga; John Clibbens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    Research on bilingual first language acquisition has reported on bilingual children who develop the two languages at an equal pace and like monolingual children. Recent research also includes children with a dominant/weak language; for these children Müller & Kupisch (2003) have shown that the weak language develops in a qualitatively similar way... more...

  • Formulaic Languageby Roberta Corrigan; Edith A. Moravcsik; Hamid Ouali; Kathleen Wheatley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This study is based on Bybee & Eddington (2006), a synchronic study of the exemplar clusters formed by adjectives in four Spanish verb + adjective combinations used as constructions to denote a change of state ( ponerse + adj, hacerse + adj, quedarse + adj, & volverse + adj). One main goal of the current study is to employ the exemplar... more...

  • Fossilized Second Language Grammarsby Florencia Franceschina

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    This monograph is a theoretical and empirical investigation into the mechanisms and causes of successful and unsuccessful adult second language acquisition.Couched within a generative framework, the study explores how a learner?s first language and the age at which they acquire their second language may contribute to the L2 knowledge that they can... more...

  • Hispanic Child Languagesby John Grinstead

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    This chapter investigates whether a specific grammatical marker can be used to identify specific language impairment (SLI) in monolingual Spanish-speaking (SS) children that is consistent with a linguistic knowledge deficit account of SLI. A number of grammatical markers that have been identified as vulnerable to error in Spanish-English bilingual... more...

  • Incomplete Acquisition in Bilingualismby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 54.00

    Age effects have played a particularly prominent role in some theoretical perspectives on second language acquisition. This book takes an entirely new perspective on this issue by re-examining these theories in light of the existence of apparently similar non-native outcomes in adult heritage speakers who, unlike adult second language learners, acquired... more...

  • Information Structure and the Dynamics of Language Acquisitionby Christine Dimroth; Marianne Starren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 180.00

    The papers in this volume focus on the impact of information structure on language acquisition, thereby taking different linguistic approaches into account. They start from an empirical point of view, and examine data from natural first and second language acquisition, which cover a wide range of varieties, from early learner language to native speaker... more...