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LINGUIST List 17.392

Mon Feb 06 2006

Books: Psycholing/Typology: Pienemann

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Processability Theory: Pienemann

Message 1: Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Processability Theory: Pienemann
Date: 27-Jan-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Processability Theory: Pienemann

Title: Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Processability Theory
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism 30
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiBil%2030

Editor: Manfred Pienemann, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Hardback: ISBN: 9027241414 Pages: xiv, 303 Price: U.S. $ 138.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027241414 Pages: xiv, 303 Price: Europe EURO 115.00

Seven years ago Manfred Pienemann proposed a novel psycholinguistic theory
of language development, Processability Theory (PT). This volume examines
the typological plausibility of PT. Focusing on the acquisition of Arabic,
Chinese, and Japanese, the authors demonstrate the capacity of PT to make
detailed and verifiable predictions about the developmental schedule for
each language. This cross-linguistic perspective is also applied to the
study of L1 transfer by comparing the impact of processability and
typological proximity. The typological perspective is extended by including
a comparison of different types of language acquisition. The architecture
of PT is expanded by the addition of a second set of principles that
contributes to the formal modeling of levels of processability, namely the
mapping of argument-structure onto functional structure in lexical mapping
theory. This step yields the inclusion of a range of additional phenomena
in the processability hierarchy thus widening the scope of PT.

Table of contents

Abbreviations vii
Preface ix-xiii

1. An introduction to Processability Theory
Manfred Pienemann 1-60

2. Discussing PT
Manfred Pienemann 61-83

3. Processability, typological distance and L1 transfer
Manfred Pienemann, Bruno Di Biase, Satomi Kawaguchi and Gisela HÃ¥kansson

4. Agreement morphology in Arabic as a second language: Typological
features and their processing implications
Fethi Mansouri 117-153

5. Processing and formal instruction in the L2 acquisition of five Chinese
grammatical morphemes
Yanyin Zhang 155-177

6. Similarities and differences in L1 and L2 development. Opening up the
perspective: including SLI
Gisela HÃ¥kansson 179-197

7. Extending Processability Theory
Manfred Pienemann, Bruno Di Biase and Satomi Kawaguchi 199-251

8. Argument structure and syntactic development in Japanese as a second
Satomi Kawaguchi 253-298

Subject index 299-303

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

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