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  • The Acquisition of Diminutivesby Ineta Savickiene; Wolfgang U. Dressler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This cross-linguistic volume innovates research of the acquisition of diminutives in the inflecting-fusional languages Lithuanian, Russian, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch, the agglutinating languages Turkish, Hungarian and Finnish and in the introflecting Hebrew. These languages differ in various aspects relevant for the acquisition... more...

  • The Acquisition of Direct Object Scrambling and Clitic Placementby Jeannette C. Schaeffer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 143.00

    This book offers a new contribution to the debate concerning the “real time acquisition” of grammar in First Language Acquisition Theory. It combines detailed and quantitative observations of object placement in Dutch and Italian child language with an analysis that makes use of the Modularity Hypothesis. Real time development is explained... more...

  • Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisitionby Geoff Jordan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 147.00

    Recently, many SLA researchers have adopted a postmodernist approach which challenges the assumption that SLA research is a rationalist, scientific endeavour. The resulting epistemological arguments, plus problems of theory proliferation, contradicting theories, and theory domain, hinder progress towards a unified theory of SLA. Theory Construction... more...

  • The Acquisition of Frenchby Philippe Prévost

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 173.00

    This book presents a thorough description of morphosyntactic knowledge developed by learners of French in four different learning situations ? first language (L1) acquisition, second (L2) language acquisition, bilingualism, and acquisition by children with Specific Language Impairment ? within the theoretical framework of generative grammar. This approach... more...

  • 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 volume includes a selection of papers that address a wide range of acquisition phenomena from different Romance languages and all share a common theoretical approach based on the Principles and Parameters theory. They favour, discuss and sometimes challenge traditional explanations of first and second language acquisition in terms of maturation... more...

  • Approaches to Bootstrappingby Jürgen Weissenborn; Barbara Höhle

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    Volume 1 of Approaches to Bootstrapping focuses on early word learning and syntactic development with special emphasis on the bootstrapping mechanisms by which the child using properties of the speech input enters the native linguistic system. Topics discussed in the area of lexical acquisition are: cues and mechanisms for isolating words in the... more...

  • Approaches to Bootstrappingby Jürgen Weissenborn; Barbara Höhle

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    Volume 1 of Approaches to Bootstrapping focuses on early word learning and syntactic development with special emphasis on the bootstrapping mechanisms by which the child using properties of the speech input enters the native linguistic system. Topics discussed in the area of lexical acquisition are: cues and mechanisms for isolating words in the... 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...

  • Gestures in Language Developmentby Marianne Gullberg; Kees de Bot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 120.00

    Gestures are prevalent in communication and tightly linked to language and speech. As such they can shed important light on issues of language development across the lifespan. This volume, originally published as a Special Issue of Gesture Volume 8:2 (2008), brings together studies from different disciplines that examine language development in children... more...