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Title: (In)vulnerable Domains in Multilingualism
Edited By: Natascha Müller
Series Title: Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 1

The focus of this collection of essays is on the acquisition of so called vulnerable and invulnerable grammatical domains in multilingualism. Language acquisition is studied from a comparative perspective, mostly in the framework of generative grammar. Different types of multilingualism are compared, the existence of multiple grammars in L1 acquisition, simultaneous L2 acquisition (balanced and unbalanced bilingualism) and successive L2 acquisition (child and adult L2 acquisition). Evidence from the language pairs French-German, Italian-Swedish, Spanish-English, Spanish-German, Spanish-Basque, Portuguese-Japanese-English, Portuguese-German, English-German, Turkish-German is brought to bear on grammatical issues pertaining to the morphology and syntax of the noun phrase, pronoun use and the null-subject property, clause structure, verb position, non-finite clauses, agreement at the clause level, and on issues like code mixing and language dominance.

Table of contents

Natascha Müller vii–xiv
The DP, a vulnerable domain? Evidence from the acquisition of French
Tanja Kupisch 1–39
Child and adult acquisition of word order in the Italian DP
Petra Bernardini 41–81
Null Subjects and optional infinitives in Basque
Maria-José Ezeizabarrena 83–106
The acquisition of subjects in bilingual children: Pronoun use in Portuguese-German children
Marc-Olivier Hinzelin 107–137
Approaches to bilingual acquisition data
Ira Gawlitzek-Maiwald 139–159
Factors accounting for code-mixing in an early developing bilingual
Margaret Deuchar and Rachel Muntz 161–190
Syllable final consonants in Spanish and German monolingual and bilingual acquisition
Conxita Lleó, Imme Kuchenbrandt, Margaret Kehoe and Cristina Trujillo 191–220
Interrogative elements as subordinators in Turkish: Aspects of Turkish-German bilingual children’s language use
Annette Herkenrath, Birsel Karakoç and Jochen Rehbein 221–269
Child L2 acquisition: An insider account
Mary Aizawa Kato 271–293
The Verb–Object parameter in simultaneous and successive acquisition of bilingualism
Anja Möhring and Jürgen Michael Meisel 295–334
Multiple grammars, feature-attraction, pied-piping, and the question: Is AGR inside TP?
Tom Roeper 335–360
Name index 361–365
Subject index 367–374

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Bi- & Multilingualism
Subject Language(s): Basque
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588113736
ISBN-13: 9781588113733
Pages: xiv, 374 pp.
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027219214
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Pages: xiv, 374 pp.
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