Generative Approaches to the Acquisition of English by Native Speakers of Japanese

Generative Approaches to the Acquisition of English by Native Speakers of Japanese

by Shigenori Wakabayashi
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110176599

ISBN-13: 9783110176599

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book is a collection of eight articles by leading scholars investigating of the acquisition of English by native speakers of Japanese. It deals with a wide range of topics from the acquisiton of VP structures to functional categories and presents new

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This book is a collection of eight articles by leading scholars investigating of the acquisition of English by native speakers of Japanese. It deals with a wide range of topics from the acquisiton of VP structures to functional categories and presents new empirical data. The studies all contribute to our understanding of these topics, and they are of current interest to researchers working on Second Language Acquisition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110176599
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] Series, #20
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: What do Japanese learners of English tell us about SLA?1
Japanese learners' acquisition of English motion verbs with goal PPs17
Unaccusatives versus passives in L2 English41
The acquisition of the nominative and accusative cases In English by Japanese learners at an early stage81
The acquisition of a second language C-system by Japanese learners of English109
Pied-piping and stranding in oblique relative clauses in Japanese EFL learners' interlanguage grammars143
Is an interlanguage a "possible grammar"?: How Japanese speakers learn CP structures in English167
Japanese learners' errors on long distance wh-questions215
N400 in the brain potential responses of second language learners: What ERPs suggest247
List of contributors265
Index267

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