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  1. paul, The L2 Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology: Salaberry & Shirai

Message 1: The L2 Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology: Salaberry & Shirai

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 14:31:33 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: The L2 Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology: Salaberry & Shirai

Title: The L2 Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 27
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: M. Rafael Salaberry, Rice University 
Editor: Yasuhiro Shirai, Cornell University 
Hardback: ISBN: 9027224951, Pages: x, 489, Price: EUR 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112179, Pages: x, 489, Price: USD 99.00


The present volume provides a cross-linguistic perspective on the
development of tense-aspect in L2 acquisition. Data-based studies
included in this volume deal with the analysis of a wide range of
target languages: Chinese, English, Italian, French, Japanese, and
Spanish. Theoretical frameworks used to evaluate the nature of the
empirical evidence range from generative grammar to
functional-typological linguistics. Several studies focus on the
development of past tense markers, but other issues such as the
acquisition of a future marker are also addressed. An introductory
chapter outlines some theoretical and methodological issues that
serves as relevant preliminary reading for most of the chapters
included in this volume. Additionally, a preliminary chapter offers a
substantive review of first language acquisition of tense-aspect
morphology. The analysis of the various languages included in this
volume significantly advances our understanding of this phenomenon,
and will serve as an important basis for future research.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii 
Contributors ix 
Abbreviations used in glosses x 
1. L2 acquisition of tense-aspect morphology 
 M. Rafael Salaberry and Yasuhiro Shirai 1 
2. The first language acquisition of tense and aspect: A review 
 Richard Weist 21 
3. The dimensions of pastness 
 Roger W. Andersen 79 
4. Temporal relations in learner varieties: Grammaticalization and
discourse construction
 Colette Noyau 107 
5. Analyzing aspect 
 Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig 129 
6. The development of tense-aspect in English as a second language and
the variable influence of inherent aspect
 Alex Housen 155 
7. The aspect hypothesis in naturalistic L2 acquisition: What
uninflected and non-target-like verb forms in early interlanguage tell
 Andreas Rohde 199 
8. How do learners acquire the classical three categories of
temporality? Evidence from L2 Italian
 Anna Giacalone-Ramat 221 
9. Lexical aspect in child second language acquisition of temporal
morphology: A bidirectional study
 Sonia Rocca 249 
10. Information structure in dialogic future plans: A study of Italian
native speakers and Swedish preadvanced and advanced learners of
 Eva Wiberg 285 
11. Reference to past events in dialogue: The acquisition of tense and
aspect by advanced learners of French
 Maria Kihlstedt 323 
12. On viewpoint aspect interpretation and its L2 acquisition: A UG
 Roumyana Slabakova and Silvina Andrea Montrul 363 
13. Tense and aspect in the selection of Spanish past tense verbal morphology 
 M. Rafael Salaberry 397 
14. The acquisition and use of perfective aspect in Mandarin 
 Patricia Duff and Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig 417 
15. The prototype hypothesis of tense-aspect acquisition in second language 
 Yasuhiro Shirai 455 
Index 479


Second Language Acquisition (Applied Linguistics)
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