Adopting the objectives of Chomsky's Principles and Parameters approach to Universal Grammar, "Second Language Syntax" takes the reader through the main research findings in second language grammatical development. For each area, empirical findings are linked to proposals made by linguists working within the Principles and Parameters framework, with the aim of developing a theory of second language syntax.
"This book is remarkably clear in its exposition, exhaustive in
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niche in the burgeoning field of Second Language Acquisition."
Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh
"This is a fine text. The material is
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valuable contribution." Margaret Thomas, Boston College
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1. A Framework for Studying Second Language Syntax.
2. The Second Language Acquisition of Grammatical
3. The Second Language Acquisition of Negation and Verb
4. The Second Language Acquisition of Word Order.
5. The Second Language Acquisition of Subjects, Objects and
Other Participants in Clauses.
6. The Second Language Acquisition of Nominal Phrases.
7. Constraints on Syntactic Representations and Second Language
8. The Construction of a Theory of Second Language Syntax: Some
Issues and Controversies.