Book — 1 online resource (x, 316 pages) : illustrations.
Development of L2 tense-aspect in the Romance languages / Rafael Salaberry, Dalila Ayoun
Acquisition of perfective and i mperfective moprphology and the marking of discourse grounding in Catalan / Llorenc Comajoan
Acquisition of tense and aspect in L2 French from a universal grammar perspective / Dalila Ayoun
Italian tense-aspect mrophology in child L2 acquisition / Sonia Rocca
Evidence for transfer of knowledge of aspect from L2 Spanish to L3 Portuguese / Rafael Salaberry
From empirical findings to the teaching of aspectual distinctions / Carl Blyth
Towards a comprehensive model of the acquisition of L2 tense-aspect in the Romance languages / Dalila Ayoun, Rafael Salaberry.
This volume presents a state-of-the-art descriptive and explanatory analysis of the second language development of Romance tense-aspect systems. It contains new experimental data from adult French, Catalan, Portuguese learners, and Italian children learners. Standing research questions are addressed and pedagogical implications for foreign language classrooms are proposed arguing that there are possible commonalities in the instructional sequences of tense-aspect development in Romance languages. The first chapter presents an overview of current theoretical approaches and a summary of empirical findings. The following four chapters introduce new empirical data from a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., the Aspect Hypothesis, the UG/Minimalist framework). Chapter 5 proposes practical pedagogical approaches for the foreign language classroom based on empirical findings. The last chapter summarizes and discusses these findings in order to start elaborating a more comprehensive model of the development of tense-aspect marking in the Romance languages. (source: Nielsen Book Data)