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. Articles; 4. The role of language cues in constraining cross-language activity (by Bobb, Susan C.); 5. Impossible requests: L2 users' sociopragmatic and pragmalinguistic choices in L1 acts of refusal (by Ewert, Anna); 6. Bilingual first language acquisition at the interface between syntax and pragmatics (by Muller, Natascha); 7. Interpreting tense in a second language (by Gabriele, Alison); 8. Anaphora resolution in near-native Italian grammars: Evidence from native speakers of Croatian (by Kras, Tihana); 9. Interface vulnerability and knowledge of the subjunctive/indicative distinction with negated epistemic predicates in L2 Spanish (by Iverson, Michael); 10. 'What is happened' in L2 English does not happen in L2 Chinese (by Shan, Chuan-Kuo); 11. The development of finiteness from a lexical to a functional category (by Jordens, Peter); 12. Inclusion of auxiliaries: Competence and performance differences in early learners (by Batmanian, Natalie); 13. Why are L2 learners not always sensitive to subject-verb agreement? (by Shibuya, Mayumi); 14. Defective adjectival inflection in non-native German: Prosodic transfer or missing surface inflection? (by Jaensch, Carol); 15. SPLLOC: A new database for Spanish second language acquisition research (by Mitchell, Rosamond)