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LINGUIST List 18.3429

Sun Nov 18 2007

Books: Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics: Zhang

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        1.    Philipp Waelle, The Semantic Salience Hierarchy Model: Zhang


Message 1: The Semantic Salience Hierarchy Model: Zhang
Date: 14-Nov-2007
From: Philipp Waelle <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: The Semantic Salience Hierarchy Model: Zhang
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Title: The Semantic Salience Hierarchy Model
Subtitle: The L2 Acquisition of Psych Predicates
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication, Volume 53
Published: 2007
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11300

Author: Jingyu Zhang
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039113002 Pages: 253 Price: U.S. $ 56.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039113002 Pages: 253 Price: Europe EURO 48.20 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039113002 Pages: 253 Price: U.K. £ 28.50
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039113002 Pages: 253 Price: Europe EURO 43.80 Comment: incl. VAT
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Abstract:

This empirical study examines the learning problem of the argument
structure of psych predicates such as «The dog frightens John» and the
related V-ing adjectives such as «The dog is frightening to John». The
problem is theoretically interesting because of the marked nature of the
thematic role mapping of these sentences in relation to the principle of
the Uniformity of Theta Assignment Hypothesis (UTAH). The problem is highly
relevant to our understanding of second language acquisition, as this is
known to be a prevalent difficulty among language learners. The author has
framed the learning problem within a coherent parametric framework drawing
on a sophisticated critical review of the syntax/semantics literature and
theories of L2 development. The author has specifically developed a theory,
the «Semantic Salience Hierarchy Model» (SSHM), to explain the learning
process. The significance of the model is not confined only to this
particular study, as the issues related to the L2 acquisition of other
causative verbs can also be examined within this model. The findings of
this study also bear implications to TESOL.

Contents:

Second Language Acquisition - Psych Predicates (Verbs and Adjectives) -
Subject Experiencer - Object Experiencer - UG - UTAH - Lexical Causatives -
Perephrastic Causatives - Zero CAUS - Animacy - Target Language Input -
Typology of Causativization - Semantic Salience Hierarchy - Double
Morphology Hypothesis - Overt Morphology Rule - Semantic Salience Hierarchy
Model - Learning Strategy - Implications to TESOL.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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