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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 17:20:04 -0500 (EST)
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Interlanguage Lexical Innovation: �lvarez



Title: Interlanguage Lexical Innovation
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Acquisition 11

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH www.lincom-europa.com, 
	 http://lincom.at

Author: Elsa Gonz�lez �lvarez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Paperback: ISBN: 3895865419, Pages: 220, Price: EUR 62

Abstract:

Lexical innovation has been dealt with both in studies of second
language lexical acquisition and communication, the former often
trying to determine the principles that govern the acquisition of the
word formation system of a language, the latter studying the
application of these processes to compensate for deficiencies in
interlanguage vocabulary during communication.Both approaches are
combines in the present work, which focuses on lexical innovation in
the oral production of Spanish learners of L2 English. The analysis
and classification of the examples of lexical innovation spotted in
the corpus provides a linguistic description of the word formation
system of these learners` interlanguage, by determining the frequency
of application of these mechanisms as well as the influence of
linguistic, contextual and individual variables. The participation of
subjects of different proficiency levels in the L2 allows checking
whether the principles of productivity, transparency and simplicity
have any influence on the acquisition of L2 word formation. Finally,
the detailed analysis of a selection of examples in context allows us
to trace the psychological processes that take place during
communication, and to ascertain the extent to which some contextual
variables influence process selection.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 1
CHAPTER 1. L2 LEXICAL ACQUISITION. 5
INTRODUCTION 5
1.1. THE STUDY OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. 5
1.2. THE PLACE OF LEXIS IN SLA. 8
1.3. STUDIES ON THE ACQUISITION OF L2 LEXIS. ISSUES AND APPROACHES 11
1. 3. 1. What it means to 'know' a word 11
1. 3. 2. Bilingual lexical storage and production 12
1. 3. 2. 1. Monolingual speech production: Levelt's model 13
1. 3. 2. 2. Bilingual speech production: an adaptation of Levelt's
	 model 13
1. 3. 2. 3. Organization of the mental lexicon 15
1. 3. 3. Error analysis 17
1. 3. 4. Factors of difficulty in vocabulary acquisition 18
1. 3. 5. Communication Strategies 20
1. 3. 5. 1. Definition 20
1. 3. 5. 2. Taxonomies 22
1. 3. 5. 3. Methodology 27
1. 3. 5. 4. Teachability 28
1. 3. 6. L1 influence on vocabulary acquisition 30
CHAPTER 2. L2 LEXICAL INNOVATION 35
INTRODUCTION 35
2. 1. WORD FORMATION AS PART OF LEXICAL KNOWLEDGE 36
2. 2. PRINCIPLES IN THE ACQUISITION OF WORD FORMATION. CLARK'S STUDIES
 37
2. 2. 1. L1 acquisition 38
2. 2. 1. 1. Principles in acquisition 38
2. 2. 1. 2. Research data 40
2. 2. 2. L2 acquisition: principles and factors. Research data 42
2. 2. 2. 1. Level of proficiency 42
2. 2. 2. 2. Productivity and frequency. Semantic transparency. Formal
 simplicity 42
2. 2. 2. 3. L1 and TL structure 44
2. 2. 2. 4. Semantic and syntactic categories 46
2. 3. UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR. TYPOLOGY. MARKEDNESS 47
2. 4. CROSSLINGUISTIC INFLUENCE 49
2. 5. BILINGUAL SPEECH PRODUCTION 51
2. 6. STRATEGIC L2 LEXICAL INNOVATION 53
CHAPTER 3. WORD FORMATION 57
INTRODUCTION. 57
3. 1. THE STUDY OF WORD FORMATION 57
3. 2. INSTITUTIONALIZATION, LEXICALIZATION AND PRODUCTIVITY 58
3. 3. MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS 62
3. 4. MAIN WORD FORMATION PROCESSES IN ENGLISH 63
3. 4. 1. Compounds 63
3. 4. 1. 1. Noun compounds 66
3. 4. 1. 2. Adjective compounds 68
3. 4. 1. 3. Verb compounds 69
3. 4. 1. 4. Adverb compounds 69
3. 4. 2. Affixation 69
3. 4. 2. 1. Prefixation 69

(For the entire abstract, please see the LINCOM webshop: lincom.at)

Lingfield(s):	Language Acquisition

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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