L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues (Language Acquisition & Language Disorders 42)

L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues (Language Acquisition & Language Disorders 42)

By: Christine Jourdan (editor), Claire Lefebvre (editor), Lydia White (editor)Hardback

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In this volume, second language (L2) acquisition researchers and creolists engage in a dialogue, focusing on processes at work in L2 acquisition and creole genesis. The volume opens with an overview of the relationship between L2 acquisition and pidgins/creoles (Siegel). The first group of papers addresses current language contact at a societal or an individual level (Smith; Terrill and Dunn; Bruhn de Garavito and Atoche; Liceras et al.; Muller). The second section focuses on processes characterizing various stages of L2 acquisition and creole genesis: relexification and transfer from the L1 and their role in the initial state (Sprouse; Schwartz; Kouwenberg; Aboh; Ionin). Chapters in the third section discuss processes involved in developing grammars, namely, reanalysis and restructuring (Sanchez; Brousseau and Nikiema; Steele and Brousseau). The final section concentrates on fossilization and the end state (Cornips and Hulk; Montrul; Lardiere). Between them, the chapters cover lexical, morphological, phonological, semantic and syntactic properties of interlanguage grammars and creole grammars.

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1. Preface; 2. Introduction (by Lefebvre, Claire); 3. Links between SLA and Creole studies: Past and present (by Siegel, Jeff); 4. I. Contact; 5. Very rapid Creolization in the framework of the restricted motivation hypothesis (by Smith, Norval); 6. Semantic transference: Two preliminary case studies from the Solomon Islands (by Terrill, Angela); 7. Variability in contact Spanish: Implications for second language acquisition (by Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce); 8. L2 Acquisition as a process of Creolization: Insights form child and adult code-mixing (by Liceras, Juana M.); 9. Emerging complementizers: German in contact with French/Italian (by Muller, Natascha); 10. II. Processes: Initial state (transfer and relexification); 11. Full transfer and relexification: Second language acquisition and Creole genesis (by Sprouse, Rex A.); 12. Transfer as bootstrapping (by Schwartz, Bonnie D.); 13. LI transfer and the cut-off point for L2 acquisition processes in Creole formation (by Kouwenberg, Silvia); 14. The role of the syntax-semantics interface in language transfer (by Aboh, Enoch O.); 15. A Comparison of article semantics in L2 acquisition and Creole languages (by Ionin, Tania); 16. III. Processes: Developing grammars (restructuring and reanalysis); 17. Bilingual grammars and Creoles: Similarities between functional convergence and morphological elaboration (by Sanchez, Liliana); 18. From GBE to Haitian: The multi-stage evolution of syllable structure (by Brousseau, Anne-Marie); 19. Parallels in process: Comparing Haitian Creole and French learner phonologies (by Steele, Jeffrey); 20. IV.Processes: Final state (fossilization); 21. External and internal factors in billingual and bidialectal language development: Grammatical gender of the Dutch definite determiner (by Cornips, Leonie M.E.A.); 22. Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism as an instance of language change (by Montrul, Silvina A.); 23. Comparing Creole genisis with SLA in unlimited-acces contexts: Going beyond relexification (by Lardiere, Donna); 24. Index of Languages and language families; 25. Index of subjects

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  • publication date: 30/09/2006
  • ISBN13: 9789027253026
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9789027253026
  • weight: 960
  • ISBN10: 9027253021

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