This work utilizes an empirical and theoretical approach to the study of linguistic phenomena, such as syllable structure, stress assignment, diphthongs, and phonological processing in Spanish. Based on data from L1 and L2 environments in Spanish language acquisition, these collected articles investigate examples of morphophonological interaction in native and non-native systems by identifying similarities and differences in comprehension and incorporation. Language change and language learning are examined extensively throughout in regards to difficulties intrinsic to the learner, the learning environment, and the utilization of the language in everyday life.
Obdulia Castro is Assistant Professor of Spanish, Regis University. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics with distinction from Georgetown University.
Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 List of Tables Part 3 Preface Chapter 4 I. Trubetzkoy's Orphan Revisited: A View from Spanish Morphophonology Chapter 5 II. Overview of Optimality Theory Chapter 6 II. Spanish Morphophonology and Language Acquisition Chapter 7 IV. Stress and Intonation Chapter 8 V. The Obligatory Contour Principle and the Pronoun System of Spanish: Syntax, Morphology, and Phonology at the Crossroads Chapter 9 VI. The Acquisition of Alternating Diphthongs in Native and Non-Native Systems Chapter 10 VII. Inflection vs. Derivation Chapter 11 VIII. Phonological Processing and Foreign Language Learning Difficulties Chapter 12 IX. Addressing Language Learnability: How Much Information is Enough for Learning Systems to be Successful? Galician geada and Catalan queada Part 13 Appendix I Part 14 Appendix II Part 15 Bibliography Part 16 Author / Subject Index Part 17 About the Author