Friday 8 September, 2017
Does eL2 learners’ acquisition pace depend on linguistic properties of a phenomenon?
Speaker: Magdalena Wojtecka, Universität des Saarlandes
Authors: Magdalena Wojtecka
This study investigates whether eL2-children’s acquisition pace differ from that of monolingual children depending on language phenomenon. Tsimpli (2014) assumes that core syntax phenomena are acquired earlier than phenomena involving sematic/pragmatic knowledge in monolingual children. From this acquisition time, acquisition time in eL2-children is predictable. It remains unclear whether linguistic properties affect acquisition pace in eL2-learners. We examined following phenomena: comprehension of verb meaning, wh-questions, and negation, and production of prepositions, conjunctions, and case (LiSe-DaZ, Schulz&Tracy 2011). 29 eL2-children and 45 monolingual children were tested during four test rounds (age at T1: 3;7). Our findings indicate that eL2-learners show a greater acquisition pace than monolingual children only in particular phenomena: verb meaning, wh-questions, prepositions, conjunctions. Notably, not all of these phenomena belong to core syntactic structures as expected by Tsimpli (2014). Similar acquisition pace in both groups was found for phenomena that involve sematic/pragmatic knowledge and are acquired late.
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
PosterDo L2 lexical and syntactic development go hand in hand?
Speaker: Vivienne Rogers, Swansea University
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
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