Browse Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese by Subject "second language acquisition"
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(2012-05-22)This dissertation tests a grammatical structure, differential object marking (DOM), which is particularly difficult for L2 learners to acquire. DOM is a phenomenon in which some direct objects are morphologically marked ...
Production and comprehension of verb agreement morphology in Spanish and English child L2 learners: evidence for the effects of morphological structure (2014-05-30)Verbal inflections are problematic for both first language (L1) and second language (L2) learners in both comprehension and production and take a while to develop. Most research has mainly looked at this phenomenon from ...
(2016-06-15)Heritage speakers (i.e., descendants of immigrants that speak an ethnic minority language in a society where a different language is spoken as the majority language) are linguistically a unique population, because, while ...