Saturday 9 September, 2017 09:30 to 10:00
Acquisition of L2 French object pronouns by advanced Anglophone learners
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.
L2 acquisition / L3/Ln and bi/multilingual language - Session V
Place:Sala George Bernanos
09:00 h. to 09:30 h.
Oral presentationL2 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 presentationFinding 'Who': Position of Antecedent Hypothesis in Non-native Spanish
Speaker: Dahee Ahn, Seoul National University
10:00 h. to 10:30 h.
Oral presentationThe L2 Acquisition and Processing of ‘Bleached’ Adversity in Chinese Passives
Speaker: Ruyi Dai, University of Cambridge
10:30 h. to 11:00 h.
Oral presentationEffects of phrase-final lengthening on English speakers’ manifestation of lexical accent in Japanese
Speaker: Kakeru Yazawa (Matsumura), Waseda University