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LINGUIST List 16.2011

Wed Jun 29 2005

Books: Applied Ling/Psycholinguistics: Hendriks

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, The Structure of Learner Varieties: Hendriks

Message 1: The Structure of Learner Varieties: Hendriks
Date: 29-Jun-2005
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: The Structure of Learner Varieties: Hendriks

Title: The Structure of Learner Varieties
Series Title: Studies on Language Acquisition 28
Published: 2005
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?isbn=3-11-018468-0&fg=SK&L=E

Editor: Henriƫtte Hendriks, University of Cambridge
Hardback: ISBN: 3110184680 Pages: vi, 610 Price: U.S. $ 151.20 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Hardback: ISBN: 3110184680 Pages: vi, 610 Price: Europe EURO 108.00

This volume brings together ten contributions to the study of untutored
(mainly) second but also first language acquisition. All chapters have been
written from a functionalist perspective and take as the main theoretical
framework a model of spontaneous second language acquisition centered on
the "basic variety" as proposed by Klein and Perdue. The chapters in the
volume are grouped around two research themes. The first theme concerns the
acquisition of scope phenomena (negation, scope particles), the second one
deals with referential movement (reference to person, time and space). Both
parts provide insights in the structure of learner varieties at various
stages of development, and are followed by a discussion chapter.

Scope phenomena, such as negation and frequency adverbials present an
important learning problem, as learners have to reconcile the logical
structure of their utterances with the syntactic specifics of the language
being learned. Their acquisition has been relatively neglected in studies
up to date, however, and we even lack detailed knowledge about the
interpretation of scope particles in the target languages. The chapters in
this part of the volume set out to provide more knowledge about scope
phenomena in general; more detailed descriptions of the particles in the
languages under consideration; and a more general understanding of how
scope is acquired.

Strong findings resulting from the "ESF" project suggested universal trends
in how untutored learners deal with acquisition in the very early stages
(the basic variety). Chapters in this second part of the volume on
referential movement look at acquisition at more advanced stages, including
the production of near native speakers. Learners who progress beyond the
basic variety increasingly grammaticalise their productions. This later
development is supposedly more variable, as more specific aspects of the
target languages are now being acquired. Chapters in this part allow to
shed more light on the question regarding universal and language-specific
influences on language acquisition.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (ENG )

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