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Comparative Perspectives on Language Acquisition. A Tribute to Clive Perdue. Ed. by Marzena Watorek (Universite Paris 8), Sandra Benazzo (University Lille III) and Maya Hickmann (CNRS), Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2011. 644 p.

 

This volume aims to provide a broad view of second language acquisition, from initial to fi nal stages. It does this within a comparative perspective that addresses results concerning adult and child learners across a variety of source and target languages, in order to assess the relative weight of cognitive and typological determinants during language learning.

Contents
Introduction-Marzena Watorek, Sandra Benazzo & Maya Hickmann: New comparative perspectives in the study of language
acquisition – Clive Perdue’s legacy

Part I. Second Language Acquisition: from initial to final stages
1. Wolfgang Klein: From the learner’s point of view; 2. Rebekah Rast: L2 input and the L2 initial state; 3. Angelika Becker: Finiteness and the acquisition of negation; 4. Sara Schimke, Joshe Verhagen & Giusy Turco: The different role of additive and negative particles in the development of fi niteness in early adult L2 German and L2 Dutch; 5. Giuliano Bernini: Lexical Categories in the Target Language and the Lexical Categorisation of Learners; 6. Jili Sun: Is it necessary for Chinese learners to mark time?; 7. Pascale Trévisiol: The development of reference to time and space in L3 French; 8. Alexandra Vraciu: Accounting for verbal morphology in advanced varieties of English L2; 9. Inge Bartning: High-level profi ciency in second language use; 10. David Singleton: Ultimate attainment and the CPH; 11. Sandra Benazzo: Learner varieties and creating language anew; 12. Ivani Fusellier: Multiple perspectives on the emergence and development of human language

Part II. L1 and L2 acquisition: learner type perspective
13. Dan Slobin: Child anguage study and adult language acquisition; 14. Natasha Müller & Nadine Eichler: Mixing of functional catégories in bilingual children and in second language learners; 15. Suzanne Schlyter & Anita Thomas: L1 or L2 acquisition? Finiteness in child second language learners (chL2), compared to adult L2 learners (adL2) and young bilingual children (2L1); 16. Rosmary Tracy & Vytautas Lemke: Young L2 and L1 learners; 17. Christine Dimroth & Stefanie Haberzettl: The Older the Better, or More is More: Language Acquisition in Childhood; 18. Sandra Benazzo, Clive Perdue, Marzena Watorek: Additive scope particles and anaphoric linkage in narrative and descriptive texts; 19. Patrizia Giuliano: Discourse cohesion in narrative texts; 20. Henrëtte Hendriks & Marzena Watorek: The role of conceptual development in the acquisition of the spatial domain by L1 and L2 learners of French, English and Polish; 21. Ewa Lenart: The Grammaticalisation of Nominals in French L1 and L2

Part III. Typological variation and language acquisition
22. Anna Giacalone-Ramat: Typology Meets Second Language Acquisition; 23. Rainer Dietrich, Chung Shan Kao & Werner Sommer: Linguistic Relativity…Another Turn to the Screw; 24. Annie-Claude Demagny: Path in L2 Acquisition; 25. Carmen Muñoz: A Cross linguistic Study of Narratives with Special Attention to the Progressive; 26. Tatiana Aleksandrova: Reference to Entities in Fictional Narratives of Russian/French Quasi-Bilinguals; 27. Cecilia Andorno: The cohesive function of word order in L1 and L2 Italian; 28. Christiane Von Stutterheim, Ute Halm & Mary Carroll: Macrostructural principles and the development of narrative competence in L1 German; 29. Michèle Kail: On-line sentence processing in children and adults. Closure-Sir John Lyons: A personal tribute

Author information
Marzena WATOREK is Professor in Linguistics at the University Paris 8. Her research interests include second and fi rst language acquisition, particularly discourse production, initial processing of the input by adult learner, and the interface between language acquisition and teaching.

Sandra BENAZZO is Associate Professor in Linguistics and French as a Second Language at the University Lille 3. Her research mainly concerns L2 acquisition in the domain of temporality, information structure, discourse organization and the comparison with L1 acquisition.

Maya Hickmann is Research Director in the Laboratoire Structures Formelles du Langage (CNRS and Université Paris 8). Her research mainly focuses on the role of structural vs. functional and universal vs. language-specifi c determinants in fi rst and second language acquisition.

 

 


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