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Books: Lang Acquisition: van Hout et al (eds)

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  1. paul, The Lexicon-Syntax Interface in Second Language Acquisition

Message 1: The Lexicon-Syntax Interface in Second Language Acquisition

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:50:06 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: The Lexicon-Syntax Interface in Second Language Acquisition

Title: The Lexicon-Syntax Interface in Second Language Acquisition
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 30
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
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Editor: Roeland van Hout, University of Nijmegen 
Editor: Aafke Hulk, University of Amsterdam 
Editor: Folkert Kuiken, University of Amsterdam 
Editor: Richard J. Towell, University of Salford 

Hardback: ISBN: 158811418X, Pages: viii, 234 pp., Price: USD 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027224994, Pages: viii, 234 pp., Price: EUR 95.00

Second language acquisition has to integrate the totality of the SLA
process, which includes both the learning of the core syntax of a
language and the learning of the lexical items that have to be
incorporated into that syntax. But these two domains involve different
kinds of learning. Syntax is learnt through a process of implementing
a particular set of universal structures, whereas the learning of
lexis is characterised by the building up of associations (or
connections). Yet these two systems must come together in the creation
of a whole linguistic system in the mind of an individual. This book
is designed to state the implications of these two paradigms in as
clear a way as possible through examples of the research carried out
within each paradigm and to examine how they can be made to
inter-relate in a way which would enable us to explain better the
overall process of SLA.

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Second language acquisition research in search of an
 Richard J. Towell 1-20 
2. Locating the source of defective past tense marking in advanced L2
 English speakers
 Roger Hawkins and Sarah Liszka 21-44 
3. Perfect projections 
 Norbert Corver 45-68 
4. L1 features in the L2 output 
 Ineke van de Craats 69-95 
5. Measures of competent gradience 
 Nigel Duffield 97-127 
6. Lexical storage and retrieval in bilinguals 
 Ton Dijkstra 129-150 
7. Inducing abstract linguistic representations: Human and
 connectionist learning of noun classes
 John N. Williams 151-174 
8. Neural substrates of representation and processing of a second
 Laura L. Sabourin and Marco Haverkort 175-195 
9. Neural basis of lexicon and grammar in L2 acquisition: The
 convergence hypothesis
 David W. Green 197-218 
10. The interface: Concluding remarks 
Roeland van Hout, Aafke Hulk and Folkert Kuiken 219-226 
Name index 227-228 
Subject index 229-232

Lingfield(s): Language Acquisition, Semantics, Syntax
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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