Friday 8 September, 2017
Do L2 lexical and syntactic development go hand in hand?
Speaker: Vivienne Rogers, Swansea University
Authors: Vivienne Rogers
A central question in second language acquisition research is how instructed learners can acquire new features not present in the first language. Bates & Goodman (1997) suggested the in first language acquisition, children’s development of syntactic features relies on vocabulary size. There have not yet been extensive studies in L2 acquisition in this area. This exploratory study seeks to investigate whether there is a relationship between the acquisition of vocabulary and uninterpretable features and how the former may constrain the acquisition of the latter. This pilot study investigates 20 English intermediate learners of French. The participants took part in a battery of tasks including a measure of general proficiency, vocabulary tests and written production tasks. Initial results showed significant correlations between measures of lexical diversity (D) and MLU, DP, TP and CP. These initial results suggest that the acquisition of vocabulary is related to the acquisition of uninterpretable features.
PosterBilingualism: Empirical analysis of the Majorcan pronominal clitics
Speaker: Amelia Jiménez, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Speaker: Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Universitat de les Illes Balears
PosterViewpoint aspect in child Romanian
Speaker: Ioana Stoicescu, Universitate din București
PosterRoot Infinitives in Norwegian Child Language
Speaker: Bror-Magnus S. Strand, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
PosterIntervention meets transfer in raising constructions
Speaker: Noriko Yoshimura, University of Shizuoka
PosterAre there age of onset effects in vowel discrimination? Evidence from Turkish-German bilingual children
Speaker: Julia Hübner, Universität Osnabrück
PosterDoes eL2 learners’ acquisition pace depend on linguistic properties of a phenomenon?
Speaker: Magdalena Wojtecka, Universität des Saarlandes
PosterThe Logical Form in the Second Language An Investigation into Quantification in the Japanese-English interlanguage
Speaker: Abdel-Rahman Abu Helal, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee