By examining the acquisition of Spanish in combination with languages other than English (Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Nahuatl, Quechua, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish), this volume advances novel data pertinent to the field's understanding of acquisition of Spanish in the XXI century. Its crosslinguistic nature invites us to reconsider major theoretical questions such as the role of L1 transfer, linguistic typology, and onset of acquisition from a fresh perspective, and to question the validity of the traditional parameter (re)setting perspective taken in SLA. Additionally, this volume underscores the necessity of providing accurate descriptions of the language pairings investigated, emphasizing the interconnection between linguistic and SLA theory, and pushing us to a more atomic view of the system in which features and feature bundles mapped onto lexical items comprise the skeleton of language. This volume is of great relevance for researchers and students of SLA alike.
1. Introduction: The importance of crosslinguistic comparison in the study of the acquisition of Spanish (by Judy, Tiffany); 2. Spanish as the L2 in a bilingual society; 3. Crosslinguistic influences in the mapping of functional features in Quechua-Spanish Bilingualism (by Sanchez, Liliana); 4. Verbal agreement in the L2 Spanish of speakers of Nahuatl (by Ramirez-Trujillo, Alma P.); 5. Early coda production in bilingual Spanish and Basque (by Ezeizabarrena, Maria Jose); 6. The locative paradigm in the L2 Spanish of Catalan native speakers (by Perpinan, Silvia); 7. Spanish as an L2 in a non-bilingual society; 8. The acquisition of Spanish in a bilingual and a trilingual L1 setting: Combining Spanish with German, French and Catalan (by Gil, Laia Arnaus); 9. Knowledge and Processing of Subject-related Discourse Properties in L2 Near-native Speakers of Spanish, L1 Farsi (by Judy, Tiffany); 10. Subject pronouns in the L2 Spanish of Moroccan Arabic speakers: Evidence from bilingual and second language learners (by Bel, Aurora); 11. The Construal of Goal-Oriented Motion Events by Swedish Speakers of L2 Spanish: Encoding of motion endpoints and Manner of motion (by Donoso, Alejandra); 12. Spanish as an L2 in an instructional context; 13. Object Drop in L2 Spanish, (Complex) Feature Reassembly and L1 Pre-emption: Comparing English, Chinese, European and Brazilian Portuguese Learners (by Iverson, Michael); 14. The Acquisition of Differential Object Marking in Spanish by Turkish speakers (by Montrul, Silvina A.); 15. Copula choice in adjectival contstructions in Dutch L1 Spanish L2 (by Pinto, Manuela); 16. Typological proximity in L2 acquisition: The Spanish non-native grammar of French speakers (by Liceras, Juana M.); 17. Index