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Syntax, semantics and morphology in second language acquisition

Syntax, semantics and morphology in second language acquisition

Arche, Maria (2018) Syntax, semantics and morphology in second language acquisition. Invited Keynote Lecture. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Languages may differ in the syntactic and semantic information they express overtly and how they express it, morphologically or through other means. These cross-linguistic differences are of paramount importance when acquiring a second language since they affect how the correlations between different forms and meanings are established. In this talk I will show that fine-grained knowledge of how the syntax and semantics properties are represented morphologically in languages is key to understand the process of second language acquisition. Such a refined insight allows us to identify the acquisition task that the learner faces in a precise manner and, correspondingly, contributes to our understanding of issues found in the classroom. A more precise linguistic technical understanding ultimately enables us to address learners’ needs. I will illustrate these points by drawing on my research on grammatical aspect, its cross-linguistic variation and its acquisition in a second language (Arche 2014; Domínguez, Arche & Myles 2017).

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Additional Information: Keynote invited lecture about how language acquisition can make use of the fine-grained detail coming from the analysis in theoretical linguistics. The talk draws on own research on grammatical aspect, its cross-linguistic variation and its acquisition in a second language (Arche 2014; Domínguez, Arche & Myles 2017).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syntax, semantics, acquisition, formal linguistics, theoretical linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Applied Linguistics Research Group
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE)
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2018 02:58
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20149

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