Thursday 7 September, 2017 18:10 to 18:40
RIs in L1 and 2L1 acquisition and the issue of interlinguistic influence: Are we comparing apples and oranges?
Speaker: Juana Liceras, University of Ottawa / Universidad Nebrija
Authors: Juana M. Liceras, Raquel Fernández Fuertes
In this paper, we address the nature of Root Infinitives (RIs) in English and Spanish early grammars. Our standpoint is that not all the forms analyzed as RIs are similar since RIs in Spanish have an infinitival marker (–R in yo poneR), while in English they are bare forms (Eve sit(_)). This has bearing on how interlinguistic influence may influence the bilingual RI stage as it compares to the monolingual one. Based on the weak lexical transparency of the person [+P] feature and the infinitival marker ([+R]) feature bared by Spanish infinitival forms as well as the fact that English RIs are bare forms, we argue that no interlinguistic influence occurs from English into Spanish and that no facilitation occurs either from Spanish into English even if the projection of the adult grammar in this domain (verbal inflection) occurs sooner in Spanish than in English.
L1 acquisition - Session III
17:40 h. to 18:10 h.
Oral presentationHow children deal with word order variation in the input: Evidence from elicited repetition of embedded clauses in German
Speaker: Emanuela Sanfelici, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
17:10 h. to 17:40 h.
Oral presentationOmission of Prepositions in Production is Linked to Online Comprehension Difficulties
Speaker: Natalia Mitrofanova, Norges Arktiske Universitet
18:40 h. to 19:10 h.
Oral presentationOn Semantic Coercion in Children's Raising and Passives
Speaker: William Snyder, University of Connecticut
Speaker: Emma Nguyen, University of Connecticut