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Books: Language Acquisition: Prevost, Paradis (Eds.)

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  1. paul, The Acquisition of French in Different Contexts: Prevost, Paradis (Eds.)

Message 1: The Acquisition of French in Different Contexts: Prevost, Paradis (Eds.)

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 13:34:48 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: The Acquisition of French in Different Contexts: Prevost, Paradis (Eds.)

Title: The Acquisition of French in Different Contexts
Subtitle: Focus on functional categories
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 32
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: 	John Benjamins		 
Book URL:

Editor: Philippe Pr�vost, Laval University 
Editor: Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114554, Pages: viii, 384 pp., Price: USD 132.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027252912, Pages: viii, 384 pp., Price: EUR 110.00


This volume is a collection of studies by some of the foremost
researchers of French acquisition in the generative framework. It
provides a unique perspective on cross-learner comparative research in
that each chapter examines the development of one component of the
grammar (functional categories) across different contexts in French
learners: i.e. first language acquisition, second language
acquisition, bilingual first language acquisition and
specifically-language impaired acquisition. This permits readers to
see how similar issues and morphosyntactic properties can be
investigated in a range of various acquisition situations, and in
turn, how each context can contribute to our general understanding of
how these morphosyntactic properties are acquired in all learners of
the same language. This state-of-the-art collection is enhanced by an
introductory chapter that provides background on current formal
generative theory, as well as a summary and synthesis of the major
trends emerging from the individual studies regarding the acquisition
of different functional categories across different learner contexts
in French.

Table of contents

List of contributors vii 
Functional categories in the acquisition of French
 Johanne Paradis and Philippe Pr�vost 1--23 

I. L1 and SLI 
Functional categories and the acquisition of distance quantification
 Marie Labelle and Daniel Valois 27--49 
Apparent non-nominative subjects in L1 French
 C�cile De Cat 51--88 
Comparing L2 and SLI grammars in child French: Focus on DP
 Johanne Paradis and Martha Crago 89--107 
Comparing the development of the nominal and the verbal functional
 domain in French Language Impairment
 Cornelia Hamann 109--144 

II. SLA and bilingualism 
On the L2/bilingual acquisition of French by two young children with
 different source languages
 Adriana Belletti and Cornelia Hamann 147--174 
Explaining the acquisition and non-acquisition of determiner-noun
 gender concord in French and Spanish
 Roger Hawkins and Florencia Franceschina 175--205 
Functional categories and the acquisition of object clitics in L2
 Julia Herschensohn 207--242 
The acquisition of the French DP in a bilingual context
 Aafke Hulk 243--274 
Null-arguments in bilingual children: French topics
 Natascha M�ller 275--304 
The semantic and aspectual properties of child L2 root infinitives
 Philippe Pr�vost 305--331 
Cliticisation in the acquisition of French as L1 and L2
 Jonas Granfeldt and Suzanne Schlyter 333--370 
 Name index 371--375 
 Subject index 377--381

Lingfield(s):	General Linguistics
		Language Acquisition 			

Subject Language(s):	French (Language code: FRN)

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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