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Name: Dalila  Ayoun
Institution: University of Arizona
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~ayoun
State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: adult second acquisition of morpho-syntax (tense-aspect-modality, grammatical gender), applied French linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: Ayoun, D. (2008)(Ed.). Studies in French Applied Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Ayoun, D. (2007)(Ed.). French Applied Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Ayoun, D. and Salaberry, R. (2005)(Eds). Tense and aspect in Romance languages: Theoretical and applied perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Ayoun, D. (2005). Verb movement in the L2 acquisition of English by adult native speakers of
French. EUROSLA Yearbook 5, 35-76.

Ayoun, D. (2004). The effectiveness of written recasts in the second language acquisition of aspectual distinctions in French: a follow-up study. Modern Language Journal, 88, 31-55.

Ayoun, D. (2003). Verb movement phenomena in Spanish: “mixed” languages and bilingualism. Proceedings of the 4th International Bilingualism Symposium. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Ayoun, D. (2003). Parameter setting in language acquisition. Cambridge, UK: Continuum Press.

Ayoun, D. (2001). The role of negative and positive feedback in the second language acquisition of passi composi and imparfait. Modern Language Journal, 85, 226-243.

Ayoun, D. (2000). Computer-based and web-based elicitation tasks in second language acquisition. Language Learning and Technology, 3, 78-98

Ayoun, D. (1999a). Verb movement in French L2 acquisition. Bilingualism, Language and
Cognition, 2, 103-125.

Ayoun, D. (1999b). Bi-lingualism and the 'mixed language' phenomenon. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 3.

Ayoun, D. (1998). Revisiting traditional assumptions in principles-and-parameters theory. Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, 6, 61-79.

Ayoun, D. (1996). The Subset Principle in second language acquisition. Applied
Psycholinguistics, 17, 185-213.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Parameter Setting in Language Acquisition
 Parameter Setting in Language Acquisition
 Tense and Aspect in Romance Languages
 French Applied Linguistics
 Studies in French Applied Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Studies in French Applied Linguistics
Reviewer of: Applied Linguistics: Green, ed. (2000) (LL Issue 11.1984)
Language Acquistion: Foster-Cohen & Peharek Doehler, eds. (2004) (LL Issue 15.1862)
The Advanced Learner Variety. The Case of French. (LL Issue 21.3055)

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