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Title: Paths of Development in L1 and L2 Acquisition
Subtitle: In Honor of Bonnie D. Schwartz
Edited By: Sharon Unsworth
Teresa Parodi
Antonella Sorace
Martha Young-Scholten
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD%2039
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 39
Description:

The main focus of generative language development research in recent
decades has been the logical problem of language acquisition - how learners
go beyond the input to acquire complex linguistic knowledge. This
collection deals with the complementary issue of the developmental problem
of language acquisition: How do learners move from one developmental stage
to another and how and why do grammars develop in a certain fashion?
Building on considerable previous research, the authors address both
general and specific issues related to paths of development. These issues
are tackled through considering studies of L1 and L2 children and L2 adults
learning a range of languages including Dutch, English, French, German,
Greek and Japanese.

Table of contents

List of contributors vii–viii

Introduction
Sharon Unsworth, Teresa Parodi, Antonella Sorace and Martha Young-Scholten
1–14

The acquisition of voice and transitivity alternations in Greek as native
and second language
Maria-Ianthi Tsimpli 15–55

Do root infinitives ever have an overt subject in child French?
Cécile De Cat 57–76

The roots of syntax and how they grow: Organic grammar, the basic variety
and processability theory
Anne Vainikka and Martha Young-Scholten 77–106

Neuter gender and interface vulnerability in child L2/2L1 Dutch
Aafke Hulk and Leonie Cornips 107–134

The development of PATHS: Spatial complexity and the multiple predicate
strategy
David Stringer 135–160

More evidence on the knowledge of unaccusativity in L2 Japanese
Makiko Hirakawa 161–186

What transfers?
Melinda Whong-Barr 187–199

Full transfer full access: A processing-oriented interpretation
Michael Sharwood Smith and John Truscott 201–216

Name index 217–219

Subject Index 221–222

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
French
German
Greek, Modern
Japanese
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027252998
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: viii, 222
Prices: Europe EURO 110.00
U.S. $ 149