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LINGUIST List 20.2812

Wed Aug 19 2009

Books: Applied Linguistics/Psycholing/Syntax: Garcia Mayo, Hawkins (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Second Language Acquisition of Articles: Garcia Mayo, Hawkins (Eds)

Message 1: Second Language Acquisition of Articles: Garcia Mayo, Hawkins (Eds)
Date: 16-Aug-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition of Articles: Garcia Mayo, Hawkins (Eds)
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Title: Second Language Acquisition of Articles
Subtitle: Empirical findings and theoretical implications
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 49
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LALD%2049

Editor: Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo
Editor: Roger Hawkins
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289117 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289117 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027253101 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027253101 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

The studies in this collection address a topic that has recently become the
focus of considerable interest in second language acquisition (SLA)
research: the acquisition of articles. Languages appear to vary in whether
they have articles (English, German, Norwegian do, but Chinese, Japanese,
Russian do not). Languages that have articles also appear to divide into
those that realise definiteness (e.g. English) and those that realise
specificity (e.g. Samoan). When speakers of one type of language learn an
L2 of a different type, issues of central concern to SLA research arise:
the nature of L1 influence, the time course of development, ultimate
attainment, the relationship between performance and competence, and the
role of Universal Grammar. These issues are considered in nine studies,
written by researchers whose work is at the forefront of enquiry, that
offer new data, new perspectives and new insights into the way L2 speakers
acquire articles.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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