Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

New Trends in Language Acquisition Within the Generative Perspective

Editors: Guijarro Fuentes, Pedro, Suárez-Gómez, Cristina (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the challenge of traditional accounts of language acquisition 
  • Presents new thoughts on the acquisition of linguistic phenomena in (Non)-Indo-European languages 
  • Includes contributions on how linguistic features are represented in the brain during the acquisition process
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This book presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment of the acquisition of Indo- and Non-Indo-European languages in various contexts, such as L1, L2, L3/Ln, bi/multilingual, heritage languages, pathology as well as language impairment, and sign language acquisition. The book explores a broad mix of methodologies and issues in contemporary research. 

The text presents original research from several different perspectives, and provides a basis for dialogue between researchers working on diverse projects with the aim of furthering our understanding of how languages are acquired.  The book proposes and refines new theoretical constructs, e.g. regarding the complexity of linguistic features as a relevant factor forming children’s, adults’ and bilingual individuals’ acquisition of morphological, syntactic, discursive, pragmatic, lexical and phonological structures.  It appeals to students, researchers, and professionals in the field.

About the authors

Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes is a Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands and has headed numerous projects on the acquisition of various phenomena in the Spanish language including, but not limited to, the acquisition of ser/estar, tense and mood, and differential object marking, all funded by the British Academy, Art and Humanities Research Council, German Research Foundation, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and more recently by the European Union Research Foundation under Horizon 2020. He has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles published in high-impact journal, as well as book chapters and books with leading international publishers. Cristina Suárez-Gómez is a Senior Lecturer of English Linguistics at the University of the Balearic Islands and was the principal investigator of the project “Morphosyntactic variation in New Englishes”. She is part of the research group ViEW (Variation in English Worldwide) and a contributor to the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI2014-53930-P). Holding a Ph.D. in English from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2004), her main areas of research are English historical syntax, English historical sociolinguistics, dialectal variation in English from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes. Her principal publications can be seen at view0.webs.uvigo.es/team/cristinasuarez.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • One Feature—One Head: Features as Functional Heads in Language Acquisition and Attrition

    Pages 3-25

    Putnam, Michael T.

  • Future Tense Acquisition by French-Speaking Learners of L2 Spanish: Chronology, Conjecture and Concession

    Pages 27-48

    Ahern, Aoife (et al.)

  • Tense and Aspect in Spanish Heritage Speakers Living in Germany

    Pages 49-70

    Diaubalick, Tim (et al.)

  • Pronominal Use/Knowledge in Late L1-Attrition and Near-Native L2-Acquisition: The Case of Pro-drop L1 Bulgarian and Non-pro-drop L2 German

    Pages 71-95

    Genevska-Hanke, Dobrinka

  • Bilingualism and Code-Blending Among Deaf ASL-English Bilinguals

    Pages 99-139

    Herbert, Marjorie (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Trends in Language Acquisition Within the Generative Perspective
Editors
  • Pedro Guijarro Fuentes
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
49
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1932-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1932-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1931-3
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 335
Number of Illustrations
151 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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