ERIC Number: ED255029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Second Languages: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Cross-Linguistic Series on Second Language Research.
Andersen, Roger, Ed.
A collection of studies of second language acquisition in Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, and English is presented using a cross-linguistic perspective. The following topics are covered: (1) cross-linguistic first language perspectives on second language acquisition research; (2) use of typological markedness conditions in Swedish as predictors in second language acquisition (3) difficulties in acquisition of two word order rules by adult learners of Dutch; (4) the purposes of gender in Spanish; (5) the Spanish that Quechua speakers learn; (6) the relationship between L1 operating principles and language transfer in L2 development; (7) age as a factor in acquisition of French as a second language in an immersion setting; (8) adult Spanish speakers and the acquisition of French negation forms; (9) acquisition and use of French morphosyntax by native speakers of Arabic dialects; (10) acquisition of German word order; (11) semantic features of pidginized learner varieties of German; (12) input and residual L1 transfer effects in Turkish and Greek children's German; (13) developmental sequences and the copula's role in German second language acquisition; (14) negation and verb morphology in the Spanish-English and Japanese-English second language continuum; (15) nonsyntactic speech in the Spanish-English Basilang; (17) reference and pronominal syntax preference in young child L2 learners; and (17) cognate recognition and use. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Age Differences, Children, Comparative Analysis, Dutch, English, Form Classes (Languages), French, German, Grammar, Interlanguage, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Spanish, Swedish, Transfer of Training
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($23.95)
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