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Title: Interlanguage Lexical Innovation
Written By: Elsa M. González Álvarez
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Acquisition 11
Description:

Lexical innovation has been dealt with both in studies of second language lexical acquisition and communication, the former often trying to determine the principles that govern the acquisition of the word formation system of a language, the latter studying the application of these processes to compensate for deficiencies in interlanguage vocabulary during communication.

Both approaches are combines in the present work, which focuses on lexical innovation in the oral production of Spanish learners of L2 English. The analysis and classification of the examples of lexical innovation spotted in the corpus provides a linguistic description of the word formation system of these learners` interlanguage, by determining the frequency of application of these mechanisms as well as the influence of linguistic, contextual and individual variables. The participation of subjects of different proficiency levels in the L2 allows checking whether the principles of productivity, transparency and simplicity have any influence on the acquisition of L2 word formation. Finally, the detailed analysis of a selection of examples in context allows us to trace the psychological processes that take place during communication, and to ascertain the extent to which some contextual variables influence process selection.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 1
CHAPTER 1. L2 LEXICAL ACUISITION. 5
INTRODUCTION 5
1.1. THE STUDY OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACUISITION. 5
1.2. THE PLACE OF LEXIS IN SLA. 8
1.3. STUDIES ON THE ACUISITION OF L2 LEXIS. ISSUES AND APPROACHES 11
1. 3. 1. What it means to “know” a word 11
1. 3. 2. Bilingual lexical storage and production 12
1. 3. 2. 1. Monolingual speech production: Levelt’s model . 13
1. 3. 2. 2. Bilingual speech production: an adaptation of Levelt´s model 13
1. 3. 2. 3. Organization of the mental lexicon . 15
1. 3. 3. Error analysis 17
1. 3. 4. Factors of difficulty in vocabulary acquisition 18
1. 3. 5. Communication Strategies 20
1. 3. 5. 1. Definition 20
1. 3. 5. 2. Taxonomies 22
1. 3. 5. 3. Methodology 27
1. 3. 5. 4. Teachability 28
1. 3. 6. L1 influence on vocabulary acquisition 30
CHAPTER 2. L2 LEXICAL INNOVATION 35
INTRODUCTION 35
2. 1. WORD FORMATION AS PART OF LEXICAL KNOWLEDGE 36
2. 2. PRINCIPLES IN THE ACUISITION OF WORD FORMATION. CLARK’S STUDIES 37
2. 2. 1. L1 acquisition. 38
2. 2. 1. 1. Principles in acquisition 38
2. 2. 1. 2. Research data . 40
2. 2. 2. L2 acquisition: principles and factors. Research data 42
2. 2. 2. 1. Level of proficiency 42
2. 2. 2. 2. Productivity and frequency. Semantic transparency. Formal simplicity 42
2. 2. 2. 3. L1 and TL structure. 44
2. 2. 2. 4. Semantic and syntactic categories. 46
2. 3. UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR. TYPOLOGY. MARKEDNESS 47
2. 4. CROSSLINGUISTIC INFLUENCE 49
2. 5. BILINGUAL SPEECH PRODUCTION 51
2. 6. STRATEGIC L2 LEXICAL INNOVATION 53
CHAPTER 3. WORD FORMATION 57
INTRODUCTION. 57
3. 1. THE STUDY OF WORD FORMATION . 57
3. 2. INSTITUTIONALIZATION, LEXICALIZATION AND PRODUCTIVITY 58
3. 3. MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS 62
3. 4. MAIN WORD FORMATION PROCESSES IN ENGLISH 63
3. 4. 1. Compounds 63
3. 4. 1. 1. Noun compounds . 66
3. 4. 1. 2. Adjective compounds. 68
3. 4. 1. 3. Verb compounds 69
3. 4. 1. 4. Adverb compounds . 69
3. 4. 2. Affixation 69
3. 4. 2. 1. Prefixation 69

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Loose Leaf
ISBN: 3895865419
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 220
Prices: Europe EURO 62