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  • Beliefs about SLAby Paula Kalaja; Barcelos A.M. Ferreira

    Springer 2006; US$ 59.95

    A collection of articles, which illustrates work on beliefs about SLA, drawing on the thinking of (educational) philosophers and (discursive) psychologists, including Dewey, Bakhtin, Vygotsky, and Potter. It gives accounts of starting points, definitions, methods of data collection and analysis, main findings and implications for further research. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...