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. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction; 3. Character reference in Greek-German bilingual children's narratives (by Andreou, Maria); 4. Clause linking in L2 English: The interaction between syntax and semantics (by Buysse, Manon); 5. The development of lexical complexity in second language acquisition: A cross-linguistic study of L2 French and English (by De Clercq, Bastien); 6. Manner and path of motion in descriptions of motion trajectories by Polish L2 users of English (by Ewert, Anna); 7. An Eye-tracking Study on the Role of Attention and its Relationship with Motivation (by Issa, Bernard); 8. The influences of proficiency levels and working memory capacities on sentence comprehension by Japanese learners of English (by Suda, Koji)