General programme, activity sheet

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

Oral presentation

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

Speaker: Dahee Ahn, Seoul National University

Authors: Dahee Ahn

This study examines Carminati (2002)’s Position of Antecedent Hypothesis (PAH) in non-native Spanish by Koreans who already learned English. PAH argues that the native speakers of null subject language prefer to link pro to an antecedent in SpecIP while assigning overt subject to an antecedent in the lower position. Interestingly, Korean and Spanish, share similar pattern in null and overt subject realization and their anaphoric bias. To confirm whether PAH is also applicable in the given context, offline questionnaire composed of 110 items was conducted. The result shows that even when their native language allow anaphora resolution following PAH, the beginners fails to conform to the hypothesis, processing both pro and overt subject as in a state of free variation as Spanish learners with non-null subject language reported in a former study. This leads us to assume the possibility of L2 English transfer in the early stages of acquisition.

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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

09:30 h. to 10:00 h.

Oral presentation

Acquisition of L2 French object pronouns by advanced Anglophone learners

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