Tense and Aspect in Second Language Acquisition: Form, Meaning, and Use
January 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Early Studies of Verbal Morphology.
Investigating the Expression of Temporality.
Methods of Research and Analysis.
Overview of the Book.
Chapter 2. Meaning-Oriented Studies of Temporality.
Pragmatic Means for Expressing Temporality.
Lexical Means for Expressing Temporality.
Comprehension of Verbal Morphology.
Limitations of Lexical Expression.
Morphological Means for Expressing Temporality.
Multiple Means for Expressing Temporality.
Study 1: Adverbials and the Acquisition of Simple Past Morphology.
Study 2: adverbials and Morphology in Reverse-Order Reports.
Chapter 3. The Emergence of Verbal Morphology.
Tense-Aspect Morphology in European Languages.
Tense-Aspect Morphology Related to past in English.
The acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology.
Longitudinal Studies of the Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology.
Cross-Sectional Studies of the Acquisition of Tense-aspect Morphology.
A Study of the Emergence to Tense-Aspect Morphology Related to Past in English.
Analysis and Results.
Comparing Meaning-Oriented and Form-Oriented.
Chapter 4. The Aspect Hypothesis.
The Aspect Hypothesis.
In Primary Language Acquisition.
In Secondary Language Acquisition.
Grammatical and lexical Aspect.
Investigations of the Aspect Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition.
The Spread of Perfective Past.
The Spread of Imperfective Past.
The Spread of Progressive.
Overgeneralization of Progressive in States.
Sample Study: the Distribution of Verbal Morphology in Learner Narratives.
Assessing the Influence of Lexical Aspect Challenges to the Aspect Hypothesis.
Chapter 5. The Role of Discourse.
The Interlanguage Discourse Hypothesis.
Studies of L2 Temporality and Narrative Structure.
A Cross-Sectional Study of Tense-Aspect in L2 Narratives.
Comparing Theoretical Frameworks.
Empirical Evidence in Support of the Discourse and Aspect Hypotheses.
Integrating the Analysis.
Other Discourse Contexts.
Realis and Irrealis: The Imaginary in Narrative.
Personal and Impersonal Narrative: The Case of “Personalized” Narratives.
Conversational and Elicited Narratives.
Chapter 6. The Influence of Instruction.
Experimental Studies of the Effect of Instruction.
An Observational Study of the Effect of instruction.
The Effect of instruction.
A Comparison of instructed and Uninstructed Learners.
Chapter 7. Past, Present, and Future.
The Influence of instruction.
"Bardovi-Harlig's substantial volume, bringing together over two
decades of research, is a model of thoroughness, informative
research synthesis and readability. Aimed primarily at the research
community, this comprehensive yet accessible treatment of an
important area of second language acquisition research will also be
of interest to second/foreign language curriculum developers and
teachers." The Canadian Modern Language Review
"This book is certain to have a major influence on this very
active field of inquiry. There is NO book or any other publication
that brings together between two covers the diverse studies that
have been done on second language acquisition of tense and aspect.
And Bardovi-Harlig does an excellent job of providing a
comprehensive unified presentation of such diverse research."
Professor Roger Andersen of UCLA.
"The review is comprehensive, accurate and highly readable. Particularly important for the field is its contribution in bringing together different areas of L2 tense-aspect research in one accessible monograph, which presents a comprehensive picture of how L2 learners acquire temporality. I do not know of any other area of SLA where the total picture of acquisition has been described so comprehensively. The monograph will be a landmark in SLA research." Professor Yasuhiro Shirai of Cornell University.