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L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues
     

L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues

by Claire Lefebvre (Editor), Lydia White (Editor), Christine Jourdan (Editor), Jeff Siegel, Norval Smith
 
In this volume, second language (L2) acquisition researchers and creolists engage in a dialogue, focusing on processes at work in L2 acquisition and creole genesis. The volume opens with an overview of the relationship between L2 acquisition and pidgins/creoles (Siegel). The first group of papers addresses current language contact at a societal or an individual level

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In this volume, second language (L2) acquisition researchers and creolists engage in a dialogue, focusing on processes at work in L2 acquisition and creole genesis. The volume opens with an overview of the relationship between L2 acquisition and pidgins/creoles (Siegel). The first group of papers addresses current language contact at a societal or an individual level (Smith; Terrill and Dunn; Bruhn de Garavito and Atoche; Liceras et al.; Müller). The second section focuses on processes characterizing various stages of L2 acquisition and creole genesis: relexification and transfer from the L1 and their role in the initial state (Sprouse; Schwartz; Kouwenberg; Aboh; Ionin). Chapters in the third section discuss processes involved in developing grammars, namely, reanalysis and restructuring (Sánchez; Brousseau and Nikiema; Steele and Brousseau). The final section concentrates on fossilization and the end state (Cornips and Hulk; Montrul; Lardiere). Between them, the chapters cover lexical, morphological, phonological, semantic and syntactic properties of interlanguage grammars and creole grammars.

Editorial Reviews

Michele Stewart
The book will stand as a reference on the stages involved in the formation of creoles, as well as on the implications for the various components of language. In addition, it will prove to be a valuable resource for senior undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in the development of language in contact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027253026
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/13/2006
Series:
Language Acquisition and Language Disorders Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.65(h) x (d)

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