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Message 1: Interlanguage Lexical Innovation: Alvarez

Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:02:42 -0500 (EST)
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Interlanguage Lexical Innovation: Alvarez


Title: Interlanguage Lexical Innovation
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Acquisition 11.
			
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lincom GmbH www.lincom-europa.com, http://lincom.at
			
Author: Elsa Gonz�lez Alvarez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela 

Loose Leaf: 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 EurooeknowEuro a word 11
1. 3. 2. Bilingual lexical storage and production 12
1. 3. 2. 1. Monolingual speech production: LeveltEuro(tm)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. CLARKEuro(tm)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


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