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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Ever since the notion of explanatory adequacy was promoted by Chomsky in his 1965 Aspects , linguists and psycholinguists have been in pursuit of a psychologically valid theory of grammar. To be explanatorily adequate, a theory of grammar can not only describe the general characteristics of a language but can also account for the underlying psychological... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 83.95
First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00
Shortlisted for the Christopher Brumfit Award in Applied Linguistics. The Development of the Grammatical System in Early Second Language Acquisition focuses on the acquisition process of early L2 learners. It is based on the following key hypothesis: the initial mental grammatical system of L2 learners is constrained semantically, syntactically... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language explores the implications of language assessment research on classroom-based assessment practices by providing an in-depth look at the little-examined field of diagnosis in second and foreign language reading. This volume examines the development of second and foreign language reading and... more...