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Title: Selective deficits at the syntax-discourse interface: evidence from the CEDEL2 corpus
Authors: Lozano, Cristóbal
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Previous research shows that English-speaking learners of Spanish show (i) early sensitivity to the syntactic mechanisms licensing overt and null pronominal subjects, yet (i) persistent and long-lasting deficits when pronominal distribution is constrained by topic/focus at the syntax-discourse interface. It has been assumed that such vulnerability affects the whole set of phi-features of the pronominal paradigm, but I will use near-native corpus evidence to show that the observed deficits are selective, i.e., they do not affect the whole set of phi-features in the pronominal paradigm but rather a subset: due to their representational nature (which is constrained by Universal Grammar), only third person singular animate pronouns are targets for vulnerability, while the rest of the paradigm remains rather stable.
Sponsorship: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Keywords: Second language acquisition
Adquisición de segundas lenguas
Learner corpora
Corpus de aprendices
L2 Spanish acquisition
Adquisición del español
Syntax-discourse interface
Pronouns
CEDEL2
Corpus Escrito del Español como L2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/22165
ISBN: 978-90-272-5308-8
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licens
Citation: Lozano, C. (2009). "Selective deficits at the syntax-discourse interface: evidence from the CEDEL2 corpus". In Y. Leung, N. Snape, & M. Sharwood-Smith (Eds.), Representational Deficits in Second Language Acquisition (p. 127-166). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/22165]
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