Tense, aspect and mood have attracted much attention in the areas of both first and second language acquisition, but scholars in the two disciplines often fail to learn from each other. Western European languages have also been the focus of most studies, but there would be lessons to learn from less studied languages.
This volume offers new insights on tense, aspect and mood by bringing together the findings of first and second language acquisition, and comparing child and adult, monolingual and multilingual learning processes that are approached from various theoretical points of view. In addition, it spans over a wide range of less studied languages (Bulgarian, Hebrew, Korean, Russian), and Western European languages are studied from new angles.
Emmanuelle Labeau and Ines Saddour: Introduction Aviya Hacohen: On the acquisition of compositional telicity in Hebrew Milena Kuehnast: Acquisition of negative imperatives in Bulgarian - implications for verbal aspect Yi-An Lin: To spellout or not to spellout? That's the deficit Olga Gupol, Susan Rothstein and Sharon Armon-Lotem: The development of L1 Russian tense-aspect morphology in Russian-Hebrew sequential bilinguals M. Rafael Salaberry: Theoretical views on the development of Spanish L2 knowledge about iterativity and habituality Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig: After process, then what? A longitudinal investigation of the progressive prototype in L2 English Hyun-Jin Kim: A case study of tense-aspect marking by L2 learners of Korean Evgeniya Sergeeva and Jean-Pierre Chevrot: The acquisition of French verbal tenses by Russian adult learners: stem alternation and frequency effect Martin Howard: From tense and aspect to modality: The acquisition of future, conditional and subjunctive morphology in L2 French. A preliminary study