LINGUIST List 17.3571

Sat Dec 02 2006

Books: Applied Ling/Sociolinguistics: Lefebvre, White, Jourdan (Eds)

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Message 1: L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Lefebvre, White, Jourdan (Eds)
Date: 01-Dec-2006
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Subject: L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Lefebvre, White, Jourdan (Eds)

Title: L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis Subtitle: Dialogues Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 42 Published: 2006 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Claire Lefebvre Editor: Lydia White Editor: Christine Jourdan Hardback: ISBN: 9027253021 Pages: 433 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253021 Pages: 433 Price: Europe EURO 125.00

In this volume, second language (L2) acquisition researchers and creolistsengage in a dialogue, focusing on processes at work in L2 acquisition andcreole genesis. The volume opens with an overview of the relationshipbetween L2 acquisition and pidgins/creoles (Siegel). The first group ofpapers addresses current language contact at a societal or an individuallevel (Smith; Terrill and Dunn; Bruhn de Garavito and Atoche; Liceras etal.; Müller). The second section focuses on processes characterizingvarious stages of L2 acquisition and creole genesis: relexification andtransfer from the L1 and their role in the initial state (Sprouse;Schwartz; Kouwenberg; Aboh; Ionin).

Chapters in the third section discuss processes involved in developinggrammars, namely, reanalysis and restructuring (Sánchez; Brousseau andNikiema; Steele and Brousseau). The final section concentrates onfossilization and the end state (Cornips and Hulk; Montrul; Lardiere).Between them, the chapters cover lexical, morphological, phonological,semantic and syntactic properties of interlanguage grammars and creolegrammars.

Table of contents

Preface viiIntroductionClaire Lefebvre, Lydia White and Christine Jourdan 1-14Links between SLA and Creole studies: Past and present 15-46I. ContactVery rapid Creolization in the framework of the restricted motivationhypothesisNorval Smith 49-65Semantic transference: Two preliminary case studies from the Solomon IslandsAngela Terrill and Michael Dunn 67-85Variability in contact Spanish: Implications for second language acquisitionJoyce Bruhn de Garavito and Cristina Atoche 87-111L2 Acquisition as a process of Creolization: Insights form child and adultcode-mixingJuana M. Liceras, C. Martinez, R. Pérez-Tattam, S. Perales and RaquelFernandez Fuertes 113-144Emerging complementizers: German in contact with French/ItalianNatascha Müller 145-165II. Processes: Initial state (transfer and relexification)Full transfer and relexification: Second language acquisition and CreolegenesisRex A. Sprouse 169-181Transfer as bootstrappingBonnie D. Schwartz 183-204LI transfer and the cut-off point for L2 acquisition processes in CreoleformationSylvia Kouwenberg 205-219The role of the syntax-semantics interface in language transferEnoch Olade Aboh 221-252A Comparison of article semantics in L2 acquisition and Creole languagesTania Ionin 253-273III. Processes: Developing grammars (restructuring and reanalysis)Bilingual grammars and Creoles: Similarities between functional convergenceand morphological elaborationLiliana Sánchez 277-294From GBE to Haitian: The multi-stage evolution of syllable structureAnne-Marie Brousseau and Emmanuel Nikiema 295-330Parallels in process: Comparing Haitian Creole and French learner phonologiesJeffrey Steele and Anne-Marie Brousseau 331-352IV.Processes: Final state (fossilization)External and internal factors in billingual and bidialectal languagedevelopment: Grammatical gender of the Dutch definite determinerLeonie Cornips and Aafke Hulk 355-377Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism as an instance of language changeSilvina A. Montrul 379-400Comparing Creole genisis with SLA in unlimited-acces contexts: Going beyondrelexificationDonna Lardiere 401-427Index of Languages and language families 429-430Index of subjects 431-433

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)                             English (eng)                             French (fra)                             German, Standard (deu)                             Haitian Creole French (hat)
Written In: English (eng )

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