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Title: Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics (EGSPLL)
Paper URL: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/egspll/volume8/index.shtm
Editor: Neal Snape
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Homepage: http://www.nealsnape.com
Institution: Gunma Prefectural Women's University
Editor: Fumiyo Nakatsuhara
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Institution: University of Essex
Editor: Ghisseh Sarko
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Institution: Tishreen University
Editor: Carol Jaensch
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Homepage: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~cjaens/
Institution: University of Essex
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Abstract: We are pleased to present the 8th volume of Essex Graduate Students Papers in Language and Linguistics. This volume features research in progress of research students of the Department of Language and Linguistics at Essex.
The collection of papers in this volume reflects the quality and variety of work currently in progress in the department.

The papers included in this volume cover the following topics:

Syntax, Second Language Acquisition, Phonology, Semantics and EFL.

Table of Contents

Nobu Hiroe
Aspect in English LVCs

Muhammad Abdel Latif
The Teachability of Second/Foreign Language Learning Strategies

Keiko Matsunaga
L1-Constrained Motion Expressions in the L2 Acquisition of English

Aya Okamoto
Acquisition of the Japanese Transitivity Alternation by L1 Speaker

Chang Beom Park
The Segmental Status of Onset Vowels: An Optimality Theoretic Approach to Vowel Harmony and Hiatus Resolution in Korean

Mohammad Javad Rezai
Preposition Stranding and Pied-Piping in Second Language Acquisition

Miriam Urgelles Coll
Towards a Formal Semantic Theory of Discourse Connectives

Yasemin Yildiz
The Acquisition of English Interdentals by Turkish Learners: Explaining Age Effects in L2 Phonology
Type: Collection
Status: Completed
Publication Info: vol. 8
URL: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/egspll/volume8/index.shtm


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