Friday 8 September, 2017 17:10 to 17:40
Overgeneralizing word order: The acquisition of embedded V2 optionality
Speaker: Tina Ringstad, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Authors: Tina Ringstad, Dave Kush
Overgeneralizing word order: The acquisition of embedded V2 optionality Children acquiring Mainland Scandinavian are faced with the challenge of optional embedded V2 (EV2) in certain contexts. Children are found to overextend this word order to contexts where it is disallowed (Heycock et al. 2013; Westergaard and Bentzen 2007). We investigated the word order of children aged 3-5 in a within-participant design, eliciting production of three clause types carrying different status for EV2 in the target language. Our results show that children overgeneralize, by using EV2 in all three contexts. We discuss various proposals for the process of EV2 acquisition, pertaining to the question of how children do not fall into a `superset trap´ but ´correct´ their initial misanalysis to arrive at the more restrictive end state grammar.
L1 acquisition / L2 acquisition - Session IV
Place:Sala George Bernanos
16:40 h. to 17:10 h.
Oral presentationTwo systems, one strategy: acquiring ordinals in Dutch and English
Speaker: Caitlin Meyer, Universiteit van Amsterdam
18:10 h. to 18:40 h.
Oral presentationAnaphora resolution in L1 English-L2 Spanish in the CEDEL2 corpus: beyond experimental evidence
Speaker: Cristóbal Lozano, Universidad de Granada
Speaker: Teresa Quesada, Universidad de Granada
17:40 h. to 18:10 h.
Oral presentationTowards an explanation for why German children do not have problems interpreting object pronouns: An eye-tracking study
Speaker: Atty Schouwenaars, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Speaker: Esther Ruigendijk, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg