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Name: Rex  A. Sprouse
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
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Homepage: http://www.indiana.edu/~dsls/faculty/sprouse.shtml
State and/or Country: IN
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Icelandic
Turkish
Welsh
Language Family(ies): Uralic
Germanic
Romance
Insular Celtic
Selected Publications: Sprouse, Rex A. (2011) The Interface Hypothesis and Full Transfer/Full Access/Full Parse: A brief comparison. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1: 97-100.

Sprouse, Rex A. (2010) The invisibility of SLA theory in mainstream creole linguistics. Second Language Research 26: 261-277.

Sprouse, Rex A. (2009) Creoles and interlanguages, conclusions and research desiderata: A reply to Plag. Langage, Interaction et Acquisition/Language, Interaction and Acquisition 1: 273-291.

Rottet, Kevin & Rex A. Sprouse (2008) Tag questions in Welsh. Diachronica 25: 20-53.

Roehrs, Dorian, Rex A. Sprouse & Joachim Wermter (2002) The difference between desto and umso: Some mysteries of the German Comparative Correlative. Interdisciplinary Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis 7: 15-25.

Dekydtspotter, Laurent, Rex A. Sprouse & Kimberly A.B. Swanson (2001) Reflexes of the mental architecture in second language acquisition: The interpretation of discontinuous combien extractions in English-French interlanguage. Language Acquisition 9: 175-227.

Dekydtspotter, Laurent & Rex A. Sprouse (2001) Mental design and (second) language epistemology: Adjectival restrictions of wh-quantifiers and tense in English-French interlanguage. Second Language Research 17: 1-35.

Schwartz, Bonnie D. & Rex A. Sprouse (2007) Linear sequencing strategies or UG-defined hierarchical structures in L2 acquisition? A reply to Meisel. In Simin Karimi, Vida Samiian & Wendy Wilkins, (eds.), Phrasal and Clausal Architecture: Syntactic Derivation and Interpretation: In Honor of Joseph E. Emonds (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 101), Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, pp 295-318.

Dekydtspotter, Laurent, Bruce Anderson & Rex A. Sprouse (2007) Syntax-semantics interface. In Dalila Ayoun (ed.), French Applied Linguistics (Language Learning and Language Teaching, 16), Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 75-102.

Sprouse, Rex A. (2006) Full Transfer and Relexification: Second language acquisition and creole genesis. In Claire Lefebvre, Christine Jourdan & Lydia White (eds.), L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues (Language Acquisition & Language Disorders, 42), Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, pp. 169-181.

Dekydtspotter, Laurent, Bonnie D. Schwartz, Rex A. Sprouse & Audrey Liljestrand (2005) Evidence for the C-domain in early Interlanguage. In Susan Foster-Cohen, María del Pilar García-Mayo & Jasone Cenoz (eds.), EuroSLA Yearbook 5, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 7-34.

Sprouse, Rex A. (2007) The bankruptcy of the stimulus. In Kamil Ud Deen, Jun Nomura, Barbara Schulz & Bonnie D. Schwartz (eds.), The Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition—North America. University of Connecticut Occasional Papers in Linguistics 4: 51-63.

Dekydtspotter, Laurent, Rex A. Sprouse & Thaddeus G. Meyer. (2005) Was für N interrogatives and quantifier scope in English-German interpretation. In Laurent Dekydtspotter, Rex A. Sprouse & Audrey Liljestrand (eds.), Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA) 7, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, pp. 86-95.

Dekydtspotter, Laurent & Rex A. Sprouse (2003) L2 Performance: Interlanguage representations, computations, and intuitions. In Juana Liceras & Helmut Zobl (eds.), Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA6), Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pp. 45-54.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Proceedings of the 7th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2004)
Courses Taught: Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (undergrad)
German syntax (grad)
German syntax (undergrad)
History of the German language
Models of Second Language Acquisition (grad)
Second Language Syntax (grad)
Second Language Phonology (grad)
English Phonology for Teachers (grad)
Contemporary Austria (undergrad)
Seminars on Second Language Acquisition (grad)
Dissertation Director * of: Morphosyntactic Change in the History of the Mainland Scandinavian Languages
(John Sundquist, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Morpho-Syntax of the Germanic Noun Phrase: Determiners MOVE into the Determiner Phrase
(Dorian Roehrs, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Verb Order in Subordinate Clauses from Early New High German to Modern German
(Christopher Sapp, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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