General programme, activity sheet

Saturday 9 September, 2017 09:30 to 10:00

Oral presentation

Acquisition of L2 French object pronouns by advanced Anglophone learners

Speaker: Julia Herschensohn, Univeristy of Washington
Speaker: Randall Gess, Carleton University

Authors: Julia Herschensohn, Randall Gess

This study examines the acquisition of L2 French pronouns by advanced Anglophone learners, using production and grammaticality judgement task data. In minimalist terms, English and French differ parametrically in the value of features in DP and their morphosyntactic spell-out. Differences between English and French object pronouns include: placement (cliticization), morphological features (gender, number, person, case) and prosodic structure (prosodic words in English vs. free clitics left-adjoined to the verb in French). New evidence from GJs and three interviews each with three advanced adult learners show accuracy at 99% for morphological form, placement and prosody. We argue that learners’ grammars include correct French settings for both features and morphological forms, and that at the advanced level learners attain the ability to adapt the English L1 DP structure of left-adjoined prosodic free clitics to the TP domain.

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L2 acquisition / L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language - Session V

Other activities in L2 acquisition / L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language - Session V

09:00 h. to 09:30 h.

Oral presentation

L2 acquisition of definiteness in English: non-target mapping of anaphoricity onto 'the'

Speaker: Elina Tuniyan, University of Southampton
Speaker: Roumyana Slabakova, University of Southampton

11:00 h. to 11:30 h.

Oral presentation

Finding 'Who': Position of Antecedent Hypothesis in Non-native Spanish

Speaker: Dahee Ahn, Seoul National University

10:00 h. to 10:30 h.

Oral presentation

The L2 Acquisition and Processing of ‘Bleached’ Adversity in Chinese Passives

Speaker: Ruyi Dai, University of Cambridge

10:30 h. to 11:00 h.

Oral presentation

Effects of phrase-final lengthening on English speakers’ manifestation of lexical accent in Japanese

Speaker: Kakeru Yazawa (Matsumura), Waseda University