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Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory

John Archibald (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20592-0
268 pages
February 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary second language acquisition from a linguistic point of view.
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List of Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. The interrelation between speech and phonological acquisition from infant to adult: Cynthia Brown (University of Delaware).

2. Second language syllable structure: Martha Young-Scholten and John Archibald (University of Durham and University of Calgary).

3. Mapping features to forms in second language acquisition: Donna Lardiere (Georgetown University).

4. Second language acquisition: from initial to final state: Lydia White (McGill University).

5. When syntactic theories evolve: consequences for L2 acquisition research: Bonnie D. Schwartz and Rex A. Sprouse (University of Durham and University of Indiana).

6. An overview of the second language acquisition of links between verb semantics and morpho-syntax: Alan Juffs (University of Pittsburg).

7. Representation and processing in the second language lexicon: the homogeneity hypothesis: Gary Libben (University of Alberta).

Index.
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John Archibald is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Calgary. He is author of Language Learnability and L2 Phonology (1993) and Second Language Phonology (1998). He is co-author of Research Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition (1995) and editor of Phonological Acquisition and Phonological Theory (1995).
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* Provides a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary second language acquisition from a linguistic point of view.
* Written by leading scholars.
* Covers core problems and new developments.
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"Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory offers a state-of-the-art examination of formal properties of second language acquisition of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. It is an invaluable resource to students who want to learn about the field and to researchers looking to broaden their knowledge in the area." Keren Rice, University of Toronto.
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