General programme, activity sheet

Saturday 9 September, 2017 11:00 to 11:30

Oral presentation

Gender Assignment Strategies in Basque/Spanish Mixed Determiner Phrases

Speaker: Ariane  Sande, University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors: Lucia Badiola, Ariane Sande

We examine gender assignment strategies used in Basque/Spanish mixed Determiner Phrases (DPs) by simultaneous bilinguals. Parafita-Couto et al. (2014) found that L1 Spanish/L2 Basque bilinguals preferred mixed DPs where the Spanish feminine determiner accompanied the Basque genderless noun. In order to further explore these mixed constructions, we analyzed a community of simultaneous Basque/Spanish bilinguals. Twenty-one participants completed a survey comprising a Code-switching Acceptability Judgment Task, a Forced-choice Task, Basque and Spanish proficiency tests and a background questionnaire. Two Linear Mixed Models revealed that our simultaneous bilinguals preferred the default masculine determiner, except with the subset of Basque nouns that end in a. Here, they preferred the feminine Spanish determiner. Thus, L1 Spanish/L2 Basque and simultaneous use different assignment strategies; the latter seem to align with English/Spanish simultaneous bilinguals (Liceras et al. (2008)). Our study suggests that the strategy of assigning the default determiner to the genderless noun is characteristic of simultaneous bilinguals regardless of the language pair.

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L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language / Heritage language acquisition - Session V

Other activities in L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language / Heritage language acquisition - Session V

09:30 h. to 10:00 h.

Oral presentation

Selective vulnerability and superficial ‘proximity’ in the acquisition of differential object marking by Romanian/Hungarian bilingual children

Speaker: Anca Sevcenco, Universitate din București

10:30 h. to 11:00 h.

Oral presentation

Different outcomes in the acquisition of do-support in two Norwegian/English bilinguals: Delay and acceleration

Speaker: Kristine Bentzen, The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Speaker: Merete Anderssen, The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

10:00 h. to 10:30 h.

Oral presentation

The acquisition of recursive locative PPs and subject relative clauses by Romanian-Hungarian bilingual children - the view from comprehension

Speaker: Anca Sevcenco, Universitate din București

09:00 h. to 09:30 h.

Oral presentation

The Brain Mechanism for Grammatical Processing: Sound Vector Analysis of Grammatical Syllables at Brainstem Auditory Nuclei at the Expense of Sound Localization Function to be Integrated with Conceptu

Speaker: Kumon Tokumaru, none