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  • The Acquisition of French in Different Contextsby Philippe Prévost; Johanne Paradis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 165.00

    This volume is a collection of studies by some of the foremost researchers of French acquisition in the generative framework. It provides a unique perspective on cross-learner comparative research in that each chapter examines the development of one component of the grammar (functional categories) across different contexts in French learners: i.e.... more...

  • The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languagesby Vincent Torrens; Linda Escobar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This study investigates whether and how English-speaking L2 learners at various proficiency levels acquire the morphosyntactic and discourse-pragmatic properties of subject expression in Spanish. The crucial question is whether discourse-pragmatic properties are acquired together with syntactic features or later in the process of interlanguage development.... 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...

  • Approaches to Bootstrappingby Jürgen Weissenborn; Barbara Höhle

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    Recent literature in developmental psycholinguistics has emphasized the role of prosodic bootstrapping in discovering syntactic constituents and word order regularities in early grammar.1 One of the puzzles this theoretical paradigm leaves open is the “perception (or comprehension) prior to production” maxim.2 In many cases a puzzling... more...

  • Approaches to Bootstrappingby Jürgen Weissenborn; Barbara Höhle

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    What features of brain processing and neural development support linguistic development in young children? To what extent is the profile and timing of linguistic development in young children determined by a pre-ordained genetic programme? Does the environment play a crucial role in determining the patterns of change observed in children growing up?... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 54.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Input and Evidenceby Susanne Elizabeth Carroll

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 195.00

    Input and Evidence: the raw material of second language acquisition is an empirical and theoretical treatment of one of the essential components of SLA: the input to language learning mechanisms. It reviews and adds to the empirical studies showing that negative evidence (correction, feedback, repetitions, reformulations) play a role in language... more...

  • Child Second Language Acquisitionby Sonia Rocca

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    As one of the first books in child second language acquisition (SLA), this book focuses on the core area of tense-aspect morphology, reporting on three L1-Italian children learning L2 English vs. three L1-English children learning L2 Italian. An innovative longitudinal/bidirectional research design, where two languages represent both source and target,... more...