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LINGUIST List 17.2441

Wed Aug 30 2006

Books: Language Acquisition/Syntax: Torrens, Escobar (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages: Torrens, Escobar (Eds)


Message 1: The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages: Torrens, Escobar (Eds)
Date: 15-Aug-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages: Torrens, Escobar (Eds)


Title: The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 41
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD%2041

Editor: Vincent Torrens, Psycholinguistics Institute, Madrid
Editor: Linda Escobar, Psycholinguistics Institute, Madrid
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253013 Pages: 422 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253013 Pages: 422 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Abstract:

This volume includes a selection of papers that address a wide range of
acquisition phenomena from different Romance languages and all share a
common theoretical approach based on the Principles and Parameters
theory. They favour, discuss and sometimes challenge traditional
explanations of first and second language acquisition in terms of maturation
of general principles universal to all languages. They all depart from the view
that language acquisition can be explained in terms of learning language
specific rules, constraints or structures. The different parts into which this
volume is organized reflect different approaches that current research has
offered, which deal with issues of development of reflexive pronouns,
determiners, clitics, verbs, auxiliaries, inflection, wh-movement, ressumptive
pronouns, topic and focus, mood, the syntax/discourse interface, and null
arguments.


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Table of contents

The acquisition of syntax in Romance languages
Vincent Torrens and Linda Escobar ix-xii
The production of SE and SELF anaphors in Spanish and Dutch children
Sergio Baauw, Marieke Kuipers, Esther Ruigendijk and Fernando Cuetos 3-
21
On the acquisition of ambiguous Valency-Marking Morphemes: Insights from
the acquisition of French SE
Isabelle Barrière and Marjorie Perlman Lorch 23-49
Definite and bare noun contrasts in child Catalan
Anna Gavarró, Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux and Thomas Roeper 51-68
Null arguments in monolingual children: A comparison of Italian and French
Natascha Müller, Katrin Schmitz, Katja Cantone and Tanja Kupisch 69-93
Prenominal elements in French-Germanic bilingual first language acquisition:
Evidence for cross-linguistic influence
Maren Pannemann 95-114
A cross-sectional study on the use of "be" in early Italian
Claudia Caprin and Maria Teresa Guasti 117-133
Patterns of copula omission in Italian child language
Elisa Franchi 135-158
Looking for the universal core of the RI stage
Manola Salustri and Nina Hyams 159-182
The acquisition of experiencers in Spanish L1 and the external argument
requirement hypothesis
Vincent Torrens, Linda Escobar and Kenneth Wexler 183-202
Early operators and late topic-drop/pro-drop
Jacqueline van Kampen 203-223
The acquisition of A- and A'-bound pronouns in Brazilian Portuguese
Elaine Grolla 227-250
Acquiring long-distance wh-questions in L1 Spanish: A longitudinal
investigation
María Junkal Gutiérrez Mangado 251-287
Evidence from L1 acquisition for the syntax of wh-scope marking in French *
Magda Oiry and Hamida Demirdache 289-315
Acquisition of focus marking in European Portuguese: Evidence for a unified
approach to focus
João Costa and Kriszta Szendrői 319-329
Subject pronouns in bilinguals: Interference or maturation?
Manuela Pinto 331-350
Is the semantics/syntax interface vulnerable in l2 acquisition? Focus on
mood distinctions clauses in L2 Spanish
Claudia Borgonovo, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Philippe Prévost 353-369
The development of the syntax-information structure interface: Greek
learners of Spanish
Cristobal Lozano 371-399
Beyond the syntax of the Null Subject Parameter: A look at the discourse-
pragmatic distribution of null and overt subjects by L2 learners of Spanish
Silvina A. Montrul and Celeste Rodríguez Louro 401-418
Index 419-421

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): None ()
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng )

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