General programme, activity sheet

Thursday 7 September, 2017 12:30 to 13:00

Oral presentation

Comparing sentential subject production: English heritage vs. English L2 learners

Speaker: Sonja  Mujcinovic, Universidad de Valladolid

Authors: Sonja Mujcinovic

The present work focuses on the production of sentential subjects L1 English Heritage and L2 English speakers analyzing both their oral and written production and focusing on the difference between crosslinguistic influence from the other L1 (in the case of L1 English heritage speakers) and transfer from the L1 (in the case of L2 English speakers). It seeks to provide information as to the status of the two languages and how the properties of the more salient language (i.e. Spanish as the language having two subject types: null and overt) influence those of the other language (i.e. English as the language having one subject type: overt). The results show that English heritage speakers produce both grammatically correct and pragmatically adequate subjects and this is so across the two tasks (oral and written), while the L2 speakers produce significantly more ungrammatical and pragmatically inadequate subjects.

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L1 acquisition / Heritage language acquisition - Session I


Other activities in L1 acquisition / Heritage language acquisition - Session I

12:00 h. to 12:30 h.

Oral presentation

A bidirectional study on complex wh-movement in heritage speakers and L2 learners: Transfer versus derivational complexity

Speaker: Michael Putnam, Penn State University

13:00 h. to 13:30 h.

Oral presentation

Heritage language acquisition in Cyprus: longitudinal and cross-sectional analysis

Speaker: Sviatlana Karpava, University of Central Lancashire

11:30 h. to 12:00 h.

Oral presentation

Color your first intuition: A study on antecedent selection using the Coloring Book method

Speaker: Manuela Pinto, Universiteit Utrecht
Speaker: Shalom Zuckerman, Universiteit Utrecht