The Acquisition of Second-Language Syntax

The Acquisition of Second-Language Syntax

by Susan Braidi, S. M. Braidi
     
 

The issue of syntactic development is one of the most central in both linguistics and applied linguistics. Assuming no detailed background knowledge of linguistics, this is an introduction to the acquisition of syntax in a second language. The text builds a coherent picture of second language grammatical development by showing the interactions between the syntactic

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The issue of syntactic development is one of the most central in both linguistics and applied linguistics. Assuming no detailed background knowledge of linguistics, this is an introduction to the acquisition of syntax in a second language. The text builds a coherent picture of second language grammatical development by showing the interactions between the syntactic, processing and functional/discourse approaches, and looks at how and why these different approaches give different results. Providing a synthesis of the latest work in this area, the text looks at the implications of second language syntax research for the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340645918
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/1998
Series:
Arnold Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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West Virginia University

Table of Contents

L1 and L2 interrelations
Universal grammar
Typological universals
Processing approaches
Functional approaches
Conclusions: An Integrative perspective of L2 acquisition of grammar.

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