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  • Language Acquisition across Linguistic and Cognitive Systemsby Michèle Kail; Maya Hickmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    How and why do all children learn language? Why do some have difficulties while others are early language learners? What are the consequences of early bilingualism? Is it possible to reach native-like competence in a foreign language? Although we still cannot fully answer these questions, research during the last two decades has begun to solve some... more...

  • Connected Wordsby Paul Meara

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    What words come into your head when you think of SUN? For native English speakers, the most common responses are MOON, SHINE and HOT, and about half of all native speaker responses to SUN are covered by these three words. L2 English speakers are much less obliging, and produce patterns of association that are markedly different from those produced... more...

  • Research in Second Language Processing and Parsingby Bill VanPatten; Jill Jegerski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    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... more...

  • Appraising Research in Second Language Learningby Graeme Keith Porte

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    Designed for students of applied linguistics and second language acquisition on research training courses, practising language teachers, and those in training, this combination textbook/workbook is a set or recommended textbook on more than a hundred undergraduate and postgraduate courses worldwide. Now in its second edition , it remains the only... more...

  • Corpora in Language Acquisition Researchby Heike Behrens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 128.00

    Corpus research forms the backbone of research on children's language development. Leading researchers in the field present a survey on the history of data collection, different types of data, and the treatment of methodological problems. Morphologically and syntactically parsed corpora allow for the concise explorations of formal phenomena, the quick... more...

  • Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Processability Theoryby Manfred Pienemann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    Seven years ago Manfred Pienemann proposed a novel psycholinguistic theory of language development, Processability Theory (PT). This volume examines the typological plausibility of PT. Focusing on the acquisition of Arabic, Chinese and Japanese the authors demonstrate the capacity of PT to make detailed and verifiable predictions about the developmental... more...

  • Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Researchby Elma Blom; Sharon Unsworth

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research provides students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible and practical information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. It includes contributions on first and child/adult second language learners, language-impaired children, and... more...

  • Current Trends in Child Second Language Acquisitionby Belma Haznedar; Elena Gavruseva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    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,... more...

  • The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanishby M. Rafael Salaberry

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 158.00

    This book presents an extended analysis of the development of L2 Spanish past tense morphology among L1 English-speaking learners. The study addresses three major questions: (1) what is the developmental pattern of acquisition of past tense verbal morphology among tutored learners? (2) what are the relevant factors that may account for the particular... more...

  • The Development of Prosodic Structure in Early Wordsby Mitsuhiko Ota

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    This monograph addresses three basic questions regarding the development of word-internal prosodic structure: How much of the phonological structure of early words is regulated by the same constituents and principles that govern the organization of prosodic structure of mature grammar? Why do early words diverge from the adult targets in shape and... more...