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Book, New information subjects in L2 acquisition : evidence from Italian and Finnish, Dal Pozzo, Lena, Firenze University Press
New information subjects in L2 acquisition : evidence from Italian and Finnish
2015 - Firenze University Press
ID: 3097148
ISBN: 9788866558705
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    Recent work on second language acquisition within the generative framework has pointed out interfaces (syntax-discourse, syntax-semantics, etc.) as a residual domain of vulnerability in L2. Rather than in core syntax, it is at the interface level that the divergence between native and non-native grammars has been shown to be more prominent. In this book the investigation of answering strategies and the focalization of new information subjects, which require access to the syntax-discourse interface, will be pursued. Data is collected through an oral elicitation task on Finnish and Italian, a rather unexplored language pair, in various stages of language development: advanced and intermediate L2 acquisition, L1 under L2 attrition, early bilingualism, child monolingual L1 development. New information subjects in L2 acquisition: evidence from Italian and Finnish by Dal Pozzo, Lena is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribuzione-Non commerciale-Non opere derivate 3.0 Italia License. Based on a work at Lena Dal Pozzo obtained her PhD in Cognitive Sciences at the University of Siena. She currently teaches Finnish language at the University of Florence. Her research interests include L2 acquisition, Finnish as a foreign and second language, Finnish syntax, exploiting linguistic theory in language teaching.[Publisher's text]

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