LINGUIST List 10.1010

Tue Jun 29 1999

Books: Generative Studies in 2nd Lang Acquisition

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Generative Studies in Language Acquisition

Message 1: Generative Studies in Language Acquisition

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 20:58:48 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Generative Studies in Language Acquisition

John Benjmains Publishing announces the availability of this work: 

The Development of Second Language Grammars.
A generative approach.
Elaine C. KLEIN, Elaine C. and Gita MARTOHARDJONO (eds.)
(Queens College and the Graduate School and University Center, City
University of New York) 
Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 18
US & Canada: 1 55619 782 9 / USD 69.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2485 4 / NLG 138.00 (Hardcover)

This volume is a collection of state-of-the-art papers in generative
studies of second language (L2) acquisition bringing together an
unusually broad range of interests and inquiry. Selected papers report
on controlled experimental studies within specific areas of research
investigating the development of L2 grammars; others formulate
exciting new proposals for methodology and learnability in both first
and second language acquisition. Following an introduction which
argues for new research strategies that focus on the process of
acquisition along with its product, the book is divided into two
sections: Current Perspectives includes compelling new work on the
development of functional categories within a parameter-setting model
of L2 acquisition; the second section, New Directions, introduces
research and discussion on topics which reflect the latest
developments in the field, including syntax-semantics correspondences,
L2 processing research, code-switching from a UG perspective, and
applications of Chomsky's (1995) Minimalist Program to second language
acquisition studies.

Contributions by: Elaine C. Klein & Gita Martohardjono; Helen Smith
Cairns; Philippe Prevost, Silvina A. Montrul; Juana M. Liceras,
Lourdes Diaz & Denyse Maxwell; Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux & Xiaoli Li;
Lydia White, Cynthia Brown, Joyce Bruhn-Garavito, Dongdong Chen,
Makiko Hirakawa & Silvina Montrul; Eva M. Fernandez; Tej K. Bhatia &
William C. Ritchie; Noriaki Yusa; Daniel Robertson & Antonella Sorace;
Janet Dean Fodor.

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