The chapters in this volume take different approaches to the exploration of language acquisition processes in various populations (monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition, L2 acquisition) and address issues in syntax, morphology, pragmatics, language processing and interface phenomena. This volume is a tribute to Juana M. Liceras' fundamental and enduring contribution to the field of Spanish Second Language Acquisition (SLA). All the chapters in the volume are linked to or inspired by Juana's extensive body of work, and, like Juana's research, they all stand at the crossroads of formal and experimental linguistics. Together, the studies presented in this volume are a reflection of Juana's impact both as a mentor and as a collaborative researcher while at the same time showcasing current trends and new directions in the field of generative SLA.
1. Preface and acknowledgements; 2. L2 acquisition: links, crossroads, parameters and beyond (by Alba de la Fuente, Anahi); 3. Part I. Parameters and beyond; 4. Pro-drop then and now: Changing perspectives on null subjects in second language acquisition (by White, Lydia); 5. Reference comprehension and production in bilingual Spanish: The view from null subject languages (by Bel, Aurora); 6. Part II. Features and crossroads L1/L2; 7. When masculine as default supercedes L1 transfer: Bilingual speakers of languages with asymmetric gender systems (by Klassen, Rachel); 8. L2 knowledge of gender and number agreement in Spanish noun ellipsis (by Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce); 9. Not just algunos, but indeed unos L2ers can acquire scalar implicatures in L2 Spanish (by Miller, David); 10. Part III. Word order and complex structures; 11. Comprehension of subject and object relative clauses by second language learners of Spanish (by Sanchez-Walker, Noelia); 12. On the production of differential object marking and wh-question formation in native and non-native Spanish (by Cuza, Alejandro); 13. Part IV. Monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition; 14. In search of the perfect tense (by LaMontagne, Joanne Markle); 15. The acquisition of grammatical gender in L1 bilingual Spanish (by Fernandez Fuertes, Raquel); 16. Applying computing innovations to bilingual corpus analysis (by Carter, Diana); 17. Index