Friday 8 September, 2017
We Agreed to Disagree: Subject-Verb (Dis)Agreement Patterns in L2 English
Speaker: Lenka Garshol, Universitetet i Agder
Authors: Lenka Garshol
This paper presents results of a Ph.D. project with a focus on subject-verb agreement errors in L2 English written production of young Norwegian learners. The third person singular -s morpheme is notoriously difficult for L2 learners. While the common learner language problem is the omission of the morpheme in the obligatory contexts, the data from the Norwegian learners show overgeneralization of the third person -s into all persons and numbers. Such pattern could be explained as a result of a transfer from the first language as in Norwegian all regular present tense verbs require a morpheme -r in all persons and numbers.
16:40 - 18:40 / Workshop 3 - “Acquisition of Subject-Verb Agreement”
Oral presentationProcessing of subject-verb agreement by children with cochlear implants
Speaker: Atty Schouwenaars, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Oral presentationDo children obey the ban on non-finite verbs in V2? Evidence from early second language learners of German with and without SLI
Speaker: Petra Schulz, Goethe University Frankfurt
Speaker: Rabea Schwarze, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Plenary LectureWhat does preverbal knowledge of Subject-Verb agreement in French look like?
Speaker: Geraldine Legendre, Johns Hopkins University