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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$ 165.00

    How do infants and young children coordinate information in real time to arrive at sentence meaning from the words and structure of the sentence and from the nonlinguistic context? This volume introduces readers to an emerging field of research, experimental developmental psycholinguistics , and to the four predominant methodologies used to study... 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

    The papers comprising this volume focus on a broad range of acquisition phenomena (subject dislocation, structural case, word order, determiners, pronouns, quantifiers and logical words) from different languages and language combinations. These include languages with large numbers of speakers (French, German, Spanish) and less frequently spoken ones... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This book is the first of the two-volume collection of papers on formulaic language. The collection is among the first ones in the field. The book draws attention to the ritualized, repetitive side of language, which to some estimates make up over 50% of spoken and written text. While in the linguistic literature, the creative and innovative aspects... 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 book contains 12 papers contributed by leading scholars in the field of language development, studying variants of the languages which originated on the Iberian peninsula. The contributors examine language development in both typically-developing and language-impaired populations who are learning language in diverse learning conditions, including... more...

  • Incomplete Acquisition in Bilingualismby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    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...