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Books: Lang Acquisition/Typology: Ramat (ed)

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Message 1: Typology and Second Language Acquisition: Ramat

Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:32:33 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Typology and Second Language Acquisition: Ramat



Title: Typology and Second Language Acquisition
Series Title: Empirical Approaches to LAnguage Typology
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter 
 http://www.degruyter.com		 
			
Editor: Anna Giacalone Ramat, University of Pavia, Italy 

Hardback: ISBN: 311017359X, Pages: vii, 392, Price: Euro 108.00 /
	 ca. US$ 118.80
			
Abstract:

In recent years research on comparative typology has led to reveal
regularities and to formulate new constraints upon variation for a
broad range of phenomena. As the amount of typological research
increased, a growing interest arose for the implications that findings
in the typological field might have on second language acquisition.

Written by experts in the field of typology and / or second language
acquisition, this volume addresses theoretical and empirical issues on
structural domains such as relative clauses and possessive
constructions as well as pragmatic considerations on information
organization in learners productions.

Anna Giacalone Ramat is Professor of Linguistics at the University of
Pavia, Italy.

FROM THE CONTENTS

Anna Giacalone Ramat: Introduction
Bernard Comrie: Typology and language acquisition: The case of
	relative clauses
Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip: Relative clauses in early bilingual
	development: Transfer and universals
Giuliano Bernini: Learner varieties and language types: The case of
	indefinite pronouns in non-native Italian
Bjrn Hammarberg and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm: Adnominal possession:
	combining typological and second language perspectives
Anna Giacalone Ramat: Gerunds as optional categories in second
	language learning
Daniel Vronique: Iconicity and finiteness in the development of early
	grammar in French as L2 and in French-based creoles
Yasuhiro Shirai and Yumiko Nishi: Lexicalization of aspectual
	structures in English and Japanese
Henriļæ½tte Hendricks: Using nouns for reference maintenance: A seeming
	contradiction in L2 discourse
Rosanna Sornicola: Cross-linguistic comparison and second language
	acquisition: An approach to Topic and Left-detachment
	constuctions from the perspective of spoken language
Mary Carroll and Christane von Stutterheim: Typology and information
	organisation: Perspective taking and language-specific effects
	in the construal of events
Stefania Giannini: Typological comparison and interlanguage phonology:
	maps or gaps between typology and language learning of sound
	systems?

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