The annual conference of the European Second Language Association provides an opportunity for the presentation of second language research with a genuinely European flavour. The theoretical perspectives adopted are wide-ranging and may fall within traditions overlooked elsewhere. Moreover, the studies presented are largely multi-lingual and cross-cultural, as befits the make-up of modern-day Europe. At the same time, the work demonstrates sophisticated awareness of scholarly insights from around the world. The EUROSLA yearbook presents a selection each year of the very best research from the annual conference. Submissions are reviewed and professionally edited, and only those of the highest quality are selected. Contributions are in English.
1. Acknowledgments; 2. Introduction; 3. Is the heritage language like a second language? (by Montrul, Silvina A.); 4. Contrasted and maintained information in a narrative task: Analysis of texts in English and Italian as L1s and L2s (by Giuliano, Patrizia); 5. Pragmatic development in Chinese speakers' L2 English refusals (by Ren, Wei); 6. On the relationship between sociolinguistic and grammatical development: A longitudinal case-study of L2 French (by Howard, Martin); 7. Personality and L2 use: The advantage of being openminded and self-confident in an immigration context (by Ozanska-Ponikwia, Katarzyna); 8. A contextual perspective on oral L2 fluency (by Schoonjans, Els); 9. Task complexity and interaction: (Combined) effects on task-based performance in Dutch as a second language (by Michel, Marije C.); 10. Second language effects on ambiguity resolution in the first language (by Brien, Christie)