Meaning in the second language / by Roumyana Slabakova
- Slabakova, Roumyana
- Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Studies on Language Acquisition, 1861-4248 ; 34
- Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Introduction -- Ch. 2 Architecture of the language faculty -- Ch. 3 Psycholinguistic models of sentence comprehension -- Ch. 4 What are imaging and ERP studies of bilinguals really testing? -- Ch. 5 The Bottleneck Hypothesis -- Ch. 6 Evidence from behavioral studies: Simple Syntax-Complex Semantics -- Ch. 7 Evidence from behavioral studies: Complex Syntax-Simple Semantics -- Ch. 8 Implications.
- "The book examines which linguistic properties are hard and which are easy to acquire when learning a second language. The Bottleneck Hypothesis is proposed, which states that inflectional morphemes and their features present the most formidable challenge to learners, while syntax and phrasal semantics pose leas difficulty. The numerous empirical studies reviewed in the book indicate that there is no critical period for acquisition of meaning. The findings suggest that an enhanced focus on practicing grammar in language classrooms will be beneficial to learners." --Book Jacket.
- 9783110203226 (cloth)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-321) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Penn State Alumni Association, Greater Phoenix, Arizona Chapter Libraries Endowment; 2016
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