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Title: Tense and Aspect in Romance Languages
Subtitle: Theoretical and applied perspectives
Edited By: Dalila Ayoun
Maximo Rafael Salaberry
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism 29

This volume presents a state-of-the-art descriptive and explanatory
analysis of the second language development of Romance tense-aspect
systems. It contains new experimental data from adult French, Catalan,
Portuguese learners, and Italian children learners. Standing research
questions are addressed and pedagogical implications for foreign language
classrooms are proposed arguing that there are possible commonalities in
the instructional sequences of tense-aspect development in Romance
languages. The first chapter presents an overview of current theoretical
approaches and a summary of empirical findings. The following four chapters
introduce new empirical data from a variety of theoretical perspectives
(e.g., the Aspect Hypothesis, the UG/Minimalist framework). Chapter 5
proposes practical pedagogical approaches for the foreign language
classroom based on empirical findings. The last chapter summarizes and
discusses these findings in order to start elaborating a more comprehensive
model of the development of tense-aspect marking in the Romance languages.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vii

About the contributors ix–x

The development of L2 tense-aspect in the Romance languages
M. Rafael Salaberry and Dalila Ayoun 1–33

The acquisition of perfective and imperfective morphology and the marking
of discourse grounding in Catalan
Llorenç Comajoan 35–77

The acquisition of tense and aspect in L2 French from a Universal Grammar
Dalila Ayoun 79–127

Italian tense-aspect morphology in child L2 acquisition
Sonia Rocca 129–178

Evidence for transfer of knowledge of aspect from L2 Spanish to L3 Portuguese
M. Rafael Salaberry 179–210

From empirical findings to the teaching of aspectual distinctions
Carl Blyth 211–252

Towards a comprehensive model of the acquisition of L2 tense-aspect in the
Romance languages
Dalila Ayoun and M. Rafael Salaberry 253–281

References 283–306

Index 307–316

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027241406
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 318
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