Morphology and its Interfaces in Second Language Knowledge by Maria-Luise Beck PDF

By Maria-Luise Beck

ISBN-10: 9027224870

ISBN-13: 9789027224873

This quantity treats the relationship among syntax and morphology with a spotlight on L2 acquisition. This interface has been an issue of substantial curiosity in theoretical circles ever in view that Chomsky (1994) and others argued that morphological parameters shape the first locus of cross-linguistic version. As will be anticipated, generative theorists operating within the sector of language acquisition have replied to this argument with a variety of analyses. L2 learn isn't any exception: various researchers have all started severe explorations at the ways that morphology might (or won't) set off edition not just in syntax, but in addition in argument constitution. the amount hence brings jointly a targeted study attempt at the subject from an L2 viewpoint. the quantity starts with a accomplished creation to many of the sub-topics and ends with an in depth index.

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Morphology and its Interfaces in Second Language Knowledge by Maria-Luise Beck PDF

This quantity treats the relationship among syntax and morphology with a spotlight on L2 acquisition. This interface has been an issue of substantial curiosity in theoretical circles ever because Chomsky (1994) and others argued that morphological parameters shape the first locus of cross-linguistic version.

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Consistent with the verb-complement/adjunct order of Spanish VPs). This modification predicts that her learners would produce VO orders in compounds, and, importantly, that this ordering would be consistent with what they observe in English input as well: The English VP order is head-complement/ adjunct, as it is in Spanish. The learners would thus be predicted to maintain the Spanish head-modifier order in their deverbal compounds until such time that they switch the parameter to the relevant English value, namely, to the output (NP) value.

At the same time, the hypothesis space must still allow for the attested variation across different languages. Essentially, the Principles of the theory offer an account of the deep regularities across human language, while the Parameters correspond to points of variation. This view represents a substantial advance over a characterization of the initial state which merely specifies the format of (a long list of) language-particular rules, which must INFLECTIONAL MORPHOLOGY AND PARAMETER SETTING 43 somehow be acquired rapidly and uniformly by every child exposed to a particular language.

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