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Movement and Clitics: Adult and Child Grammar
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Movement and Clitics: Adult and Child Grammar (Hardback)

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This volume gathers selected papers from the workshops Facing Movement and Meeting Clitics held in the context of the Barcelona Linguistic Institute. The authors explore a wide variety of languages, from Icelandic to Mayan, from Japanese to Russian and Italian, from various data sources: adult grammar, first and second language acquisition, developmental language disorders and language change. The papers on movement address the issues of reconstruction in parasitic gaps; the alternation between short and long distance movement in Germanic; subextraction from subjects; wh- in situ in Greek; word order alternations derived by movement in bilingual acquisition; intervention effects in L2 acquisition of Chinese; multiple wh- fronting in L2; and production of wh- questions in L1, L2 and SLI in French.

In the papers on clitics, the theoretical issues considered include: the affixal character of subject clitics in L1; the morphological complexity of clitics; proclisis versus enclisis; the restrictions on cooccurrence of clitics in causative and other constructions; clitic placement in relation to L2 and language change; clitics as demarcative markers; and the acquisition of pronominal clitics in European Portuguese.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectListening skillsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsGrammar, syntax Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9781443818476  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Vicenc Torrens (PhD, University of Barcelona) is Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia in Madrid, Spain. His research interests are the acquisition of clitic pronouns, tense, agreement, mood and aspect in first language and language impairment. He has been a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting scholar at Harvard University. His work has appeared in different series of John Benjamins, Kluwer and Prentice Hall. Linda Escobar (PhD, University of Utrecht) is Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia in Madrid, Spain. She has written on Spanish and English syntax and first and second language acquisition under the generative approach. She is co-editor of the monograph The Acquisition of Syntax of Romance Languages (with Vicenc Torrens). Her work has also appeared in different series of John Benjamins and Peter Lang. Anna Gavarro (PhD, University of Edinburgh) currently lectures at the Departament de Filologia Catalana of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. Her research interests are the acquisition of syntax and the syntax of agrammatic aphasia. She has published mostly on Romance and her work includes articles in Language Acquisition, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, and a chapter in the reference grammar of Catalan. Maria Juncal Gutierrez (PhD, University of the Basque Country) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Her research interests include the acquisition of syntax, mainly wh- movement structures, in L2/L3 English as well as L1 Basque and L1 Spanish. She is currently working on the processing of language.

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