The Resource Language acquisition and the functional category system, Peter Jordens

Language acquisition and the functional category system, Peter Jordens

Label
Language acquisition and the functional category system
Title
Language acquisition and the functional category system
Statement of responsibility
Peter Jordens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Finiteness, as a concept of information structure, determines the perspective from which the present investigation has been carried out. The linguistic status of finiteness in learner languages changes as a function of language development. This accounts for the fact that at consecutive stages of acquisition finiteness is expressed differently. Finiteness, as it plays a role at different stages of development, serves thus as the anchoring point from which the dynamics of the process of language development both in L1 and L2 learners can be explained. The present study shows that in this proces
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
401.93
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P118
LC item number
.J67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on language acquisition,
Series volume
v. 39
Label
Language acquisition and the functional category system, Peter Jordens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Language acquisition from a functional perspective; 1.2 Overview of the book; 2 Lexical vs. functional elements; 2.1 Structure in language; 2.2 Language structure in production; 2.2.1 Phrase structure; 2.2.1.1 Lexical selection; 2.2.1.2 Phrasal coherence; 2.2.2 Utterance structure; 2.2.2.1 Perspective taking; 2.2.2.2 Contextual embedding; 2.2.2.3 Lexical categories; 2.2.2.4 Functional categories; 2.2.3 Word formation; 2.2.3.1 Derivation, inherent and contextual inflection; 2.2.3.2 Lexical and functional categories of word formation; 2.3 Learner systems
  • 2.3.1 Utterance structure at the initial stage2.3.2 Word formation at the initial stage; 2.4 First and second language acquisition; 2.5 Research questions; 2.6 Data sources; 3 The Target System; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Utterance structure; 3.2.1 Basic word order; 3.2.2 Word order variation; 3.2.3 Information structure and lexical meaning; 3.2.3.1 VP structure; 3.2.3.2 FP structure; 3.2.3.3 The function of F; 3.2.3.4 Movement; 3.2.4 Summary; 3.3 Utterance production; 3.3.1 Conceptualization, lexicalization and predication; 3.3.1.1 Conceptualization; 3.3.1.2 Lexicalization; 3.3.1.3 Predication
  • 3.3.2 Expressing finiteness and contextual embedding3.3.2.1 The semantic function of finiteness; 3.3.2.1.1 Truth value; 3.3.2.2 Anchoring; 3.3.2.2.1 Temporal anchoring; 3.3.2.2.2 Spatial anchoring; 3.3.2.3 The function of SpecFP; 3.3.3 Summary; 3.4 Hypotheses on language development; 4 The initial state; 4.1 Finiteness at the initial state; 4.2 Theoretical accounts; 4.2.1 Morpho-syntactic systems; 4.2.1.1 Poeppel and Wexler (1993), Wexler (1998); 4.2.1.2 Discussion; 4.2.2 Semantic systems; 4.2.2.1 Clahsen (1986); 4.2.2.2 Discussion; 4.2.2.3 Ingram and Thompson (1996); 4.2.2.4 Discussion
  • 4.2.3 Summary4.3 The alternative; 4.4 Summary; 5 The lexical stage; 5.1 Basic languages, research questions; 5.2 The analysis of early learner data; 5.3 Utterance structure at the lexical stage; 5.3.1 Lexical projections; 5.3.2 Testing the model: ergatives and particle verbs; 5.3.2.1 Ergatives; 5.3.2.2 Particle verbs; 5.3.3 Word order; 5.3.3.1 Subject first; 5.3.3.2 Topic first; 5.3.3.3 Head-initial; 5.3.4 Summary; 5.4 Conflicting constraints; 5.5 Conclusion; 5.6 From the lexical stage to the functional stage; 6 The functional stage; 6.1 The acquisition of the projection of F
  • 6.1.1 Utterance structure at the lexical stage6.1.2 Towards a functional topic position; 6.1.3 Towards a grammatical subject position; 6.2 Evidence of the projection of F; 6.2.1 The functional topic position; 6.2.2 The functional category F; 6.2.2.1 Analysis of the modal expressions 'ulle', 'mag-ikke' and 'nee'; 6.2.2.2 Analysis of the unanalysed modal expressions; 6.2.2.3 Epistemic modals; 6.2.2.4 The auxiliary verbs 'heb, heeft' and 'ben, is'; 6.2.2.5 The auxiliary verbs 'doe, doet' and 'ga, gaat'; 6.2.3 Topicalization; 6.3 The topic position; 6.3.1 The affix in F as a topicalization device
Control code
ocn828738619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 279 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110216219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3077715x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828738619
  • pebcs3110216213

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