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ERIC Number: EJ946074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Verb Placement in Second Language Acquisition: Experimental Evidence for the Different Behavior of Auxiliary and Lexical Verbs
Verhagen, Josje
Applied Psycholinguistics, v32 n4 p821-858 Oct 2011
This study investigates the acquisition of verb placement by Moroccan and Turkish second language (L2) learners of Dutch. Elicited production data corroborate earlier findings from L2 German that learners who do not produce auxiliaries do not raise lexical verbs over negation, whereas learners who produce auxiliaries do. Data from elicited imitation and sentence matching support this pattern and show that learners can have grammatical knowledge of auxiliary placement before they can produce auxiliaries. With lexical verbs, they do not show such knowledge. These results present further evidence for the different behavior of auxiliary and lexical verbs in early stages of L2 acquisition.
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Language: English
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