Language Universals and Second Language Acquisition (Typological Studies in Language 5)

Language Universals and Second Language Acquisition (Typological Studies in Language 5)

By: William E. Rutherford (editor)Hardback

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This volume consists of papers presented at the Conference on Language Universals and Second Language Acquisition, University of Southern California, February 1982. Published with the papers are the remarks of the originally assigned discussants. The collection represents an important cross-fertilization between research in grammatical theory and in second language acquisition. Topics dealt with in a number of the papers include word order, markedness, core grammar, accessability hierarchies, and simplified registers. The range of universals discussed embraces phonology, syntax, semantics, and discourse. Universals are also considered with reference to ontology, psychological reality, and evaluation metrics.


1. Preface; 2. Introduction (by Rutherford, William E.); 3. Why linguists need laguage acquirers (by Comrie, Bernard); 4. Comments on the paper by Comrie (by Ard, Josh); 5. Second laguage acquisition and the ontology of laguage universals (by Gass, Susan M.); 6. Comments on the paper by Gass and Ard (by Kumpf, Lorraine E.); 7. Reply to Kumpf's Comments (by Gass, Susan M.); 8. Universals, typologies, and interlanguage (by Eckman, Fred); 9. Comments on the paper by Eckman (by Lord, Carol); 10. Universals of discourse structure and second language acquisition (by Givon, T.); 11. Comments on the paper by Givon (by Schumann, John H.); 12. The language bioprogram hypothesis and second language acquisition (by Bickerton, Derek); 13. Comments on the paper by Bickerton (by Ferguson, Charles A.); 14. A universal input condition (by Schachter, Jacquelyn); 15. Uniformity and source-language variation across developmental continua (by Zobl, Helmut); 16. Comments on the paper by Zobl (by Silva-Corvalan, Carmen); 17. In what ways are language universals psychologically real? (by Hakuta, Kenji); 18. Comments on the paper by Hakuta (by Hatch, Evelyn); 19. Reply to Hatch's comments (by Hakuta, Kenji); 20. Repertoire universals, markedness, and second language acquisition (by Ferguson, Charles A.); 21. Index to references; 22. Index to languages

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  • ISBN13: 9789027228697
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • ID: 9789027228697
  • weight: 645
  • ISBN10: 9027228698

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