LINGUIST List 9.954

Fri Jun 26 1998

Books: Psycholinguistics

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <anitalinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Bernadette Martinez-Keck, Books on Language Acquisition
  2. Bernadette Martinez-Keck, Newly Available Paperbacks

Message 1: Books on Language Acquisition

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 15:58:47 -0400
From: Bernadette Martinez-Keck <berniebenjamins.com>
Subject: Books on Language Acquisition

John Benjamins Publishing would like to call your attention to the
following new titles in the field of Language Acquisition:


THE ACQUISITION OF SPATIAL RELATIONS IN A SECOND LANGUAGE

IN CO-OPERATION WITH JORGE GIACOBBE, CLIVE PERDUE & REMI 
PORQUIER

Angelika Becker & Mary Carroll

1997 xii, 212 pp. Studies in Bilingualism, 11

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 545 1 Price: US$75.00

Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 4117 1 Price: Hfl. 90,--

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This book is the third to appear in the SIBIL series based on results
from the European Science Foundation's Additional Activity on the second
language acquisition of adult immigrants. It analyses from a longitudinal
and cross-linguistic perspective the acquisition of the linguistic means
to express spatial relations in the target languages English, French and
German. Learners' progress in the expression of spatial relations is
closely followed over a period of 30 months using a wide range of oral
data, and the factors determining both the specifics of individual
source/target language pairings, and the general characteristics of all
cases of acquisition studied, are carefully described. In particular, a
basic system for the expression of spatial relations common to all
learners from all language backgrounds is identified. The book is of
particular significance for the field of second language acquisition in
that this is the first time that results are presented in English on the
acquisition of L2 means to express the basic cognitive - and
communicational - category of space from a comparative linguistic point
of view.



FOCUS ON PHONOLOGICAL ACQUISITION

S.J. Hannahs & Martha Young-Scholten (eds.)

1997 v, 289 pp. Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 16

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 779 9 Price: US$82.00

Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 2482 X Price: NLG 164

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The publication of this edited volume comes at a time when interest in
the acquisition of phonology by both children learning a first language
and adults learning a second is starting to swell. The ten contributions,
from established scholars and relative newcomers alike, provide a
comprehensive demonstration of the progress being made in the field
through the theory-based analysis of both spontaneous and experimental
acquisition data involving a number of first and second languages
including English, French, German, Korean, Polish and Spanish. Aimed at
those active in phonology and its acquisition, yet written to be
accessible to the non-specialist as well, the volume carefully lays out
the various theoretical frameworks in which the authors work such as
Feature Geometry, Lexical Phonology, Non-Linear Phonology, Prosodic
Phonology, and Optimality Theory.

Contributions by: Henning Wode; Alison Henry; Cindy Brown and John
Matthews; Heater Goad; Conxita Lle\243 and Michael Prinz; S.J. Hannahs and
Elaine M. Stotko; Fred R. Eckman and Gregory K. Iverson; Mary L. Zampini;
Joseph Pater; 

John Archibald.
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Bernadette Martinez-Keck Tel: (215) 836-1200

Publicity/Marketing Fax: (215) 836-1204

John Benjamins North America e-mail:berniebenjamins.com

PO Box 27519 

Philadelphia PA 19118-0519 

Check out the John Benjamins web site:

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Message 2: Newly Available Paperbacks

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 10:37:24 -0400
From: Bernadette Martinez-Keck <berniebenjamins.com>
Subject: Newly Available Paperbacks

We would like to bring to your attention to newly available
paperbacks from John Benjamins Publishing:


SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN A STUDY ABROAD CONTEXT
Barbara F. Freed, (ed.)

1998 xiv, 345 pp. Studies in Bilingualism, 9

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 812 4 Price:US$85.00

US/Canada: Paperback: 1 55619 543 5 Price:US$29.95

Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 5063 4 Price: NLG 170

Rest of the world: Paperback: 90 272 4115 5 Price: NLG 60

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A series of studies exploring the relationship between language learning
and the study abroad experience among student populations at the
secondary and college levels. The papers provide an emerging description
of the specific language abilities of students who have been abroad as
distinguished from those who have not.


SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LINGUISTIC VARIATION
Robert Bayley & Dennis R. Preston, (eds.)

1998 xix, 317 pp. Studies in Bilingualism, 10

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 815 9 Price:US$85.00

US/Canada: Paperback: 1 55619 734 9 Price:US$29.95

Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 5066 9 Price: NLG 170

Rest of the world: Paperback: 90 272 4122 8 Price: NLG 60

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These studies bolster the idea that a full account of SLA development
(and, hence, a "theory of SLA") must be built on not only detailed
accounts of interlanguage data but also on a wide appeal to factors which
govern the psycholinguistic bases of SLA. Also includes a comprehensive
guide to the VARBRUL program of variationists.


GENERATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Empirical findings, theoretical considerations and
crosslinguistic comparisons.

Harald Clahsen (ed.)

1998 xxviii, 499 pp.Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 2

US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 816 7 Price:US$69.00

US/Canada: Paperback: 1 55619 780 2 Price:US$29.95

Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 5067 7 Price: NLG 138

Rest of the world: Paperback: 90 272 2483 8 Price: NLG 60

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This is a comprehensive study of hedging in academic research papers,
relating a systematic analysis of forms to a pragmatic explanation for
their use. The study shows that the extensive use of possibility and
tentativeness in research writing is intimately connected to the social
and institutional practices of academic communities, and is at the heart
of how knowledge comes to be socially accredited through texts. The
study identifies the major forms, functions and distribution of hedges
and explores the research article genre in detail to present an
explanatory framework.

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Bernadette Martinez-Keck Tel: (215) 836-1200

Publicity/Marketing Fax: (215) 836-1204

John Benjamins North America e-mail:berniebenjamins.com

PO Box 27519 

Philadelphia PA 19118-0519 


Check out the John Benjamins web site:

http://www.benjamins.com
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1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter