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  • Accessibility and Acceptability in Technical Manualsby Inger Lassen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 143.00

    Accessibility and Acceptability in Technical Manuals is written for an audience with a general interest in readability studies, linguistics and technical writing. With the main emphasis on technical manuals the book is primarily targeted at those who have a special interest in the design and use of utility texts and how these texts are received and... more...

  • Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmaticsby Anne Barron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 188.00

    Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics provides readers with a much-needed insight into the development of pragmatic competence, an area of research long neglected in interlanguage pragmatics. The longitudinal investigation which provides the basic material for this book consists of a corpus of requests, offers and refusals of offers elicited from... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This chapter explores the hypothesis that diminutive usage in child-directed speech may provide multiple benefits for language acquisition. We summarize a series of experiments that exposed naïve English-speaking adults to Dutch or Russian diminutives, and tested their ability to isolate words in fluent speech or acquire gender categories. Across studies,... 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...

  • The Acquisition of Frenchby Philippe Prévost

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 54.00

    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 Japanese as a Second Languageby Kazue Kanno

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 143.00

    This book marks the first-ever collection of papers in English on the acquisition of Japanese as a second language. Its overarching goal is to broaden and deepen the field of SLA research by focusing on Japanese rather than on more commonly studied European languages. Broad in scope and eclectic in approach with chapters by leading scholars in the... more...

  • The Acquisition of Spanishby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 63.00

    This is the first book on the acquisition of Spanish that provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive overview of Spanish morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual situations. Its content is organized around key grammatical themes that form the empirical base of research in generative grammar: nominal and verbal inflectional morphology,... more...

  • The Acquisition of Swahiliby Kamil Deen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    This monograph is the first study of the acquisition of Swahili as a first language. It focuses on the acquisition of inflectional affixes, with a particular emphasis on subject agreement and tense. Other inflectional affixes are also investigated, including object agreement and mood. The study surveys the adult dialect in question, Nairobi Swahili,... more...

  • The Acquisition of Swedish Grammarby Gunlög Josefsson; Christer Platzack; Gisela Håkansson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 173.00

    This book provides a number of studies of different aspects of Swedish child language. Some of the thematic chapters present original, unpublished data: on the acquisition of tense, on the range and frequency of different word order patterns in early child Swedish, related to the input, meaning the language of adults talking to the children or in... more...